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#3152402 - 02/05/13 06:42 AM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: Dale3]
BowGirl
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Thanks for posting. First time i had seen it. Good commercial.
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#3152480 - 02/05/13 08:25 AM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: Country1]
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I've worked on farms in Tennessee and Montana. My mother owns a farm in Oklahoma that's been in our family over 100 years. I know that farming is damned hard work and HEAVILY subsidized by the government. Dodge played upon many things with their commercial and it obviously worked on many of you. That's what a good pitch does!


God had nothing to do with Dodge or farmers utilizing government programs.

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#3152483 - 02/05/13 08:26 AM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: Dale3]
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We get it. It was a GREAT ad. But this is a conversation not a bumper sticker. It flows and changes.

I loved the ad, but posting that alone doesn't make a very interesting conversation.
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#3152568 - 02/05/13 09:17 AM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: Crappie Luck]
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Dodge played off a weakness most have, ignorance of American agriculture. They romanicized the cowboy in a way that will lead most to think that is the way it is. 90% of farms are owned by small farmers, yet out of the 2 million farns only 46,000 produce enough to truly matter (make a honest living). Cooperate farms and government regulation hurt us (farmers). I do not know of more than a handful of farmers who could afford a new truck, thats the problem and thats the problem I had with the commercial.

Ram is also giving 1 million to the national FFA, chump change considering they got 10.5 billion from us in bailouts.
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#3152796 - 02/05/13 12:40 PM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: AT Hiker]
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Wonder how much they can pay me NOT to grow peas this year? \:D
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#3152804 - 02/05/13 12:45 PM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: TX300mag]
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 Originally Posted By: TX300mag
Wonder how much they can pay me NOT to grow peas this year? \:D



If you're a Hispanic woman or a black farmer they may pay you a good sum. \:\)

http://westernfarmpress.com/government/f...s-feb-12-fresno

http://www.mysettlementclaims.com/blog/?p=785&cpage=8#comment-3463
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#3152908 - 02/05/13 02:26 PM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: Dale3]
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The way I took the commercial they were depicting actual small potatoes, pardon the pun, farmers. The description of a farmer in the AD doesn't even begin to depict "corporate farmers" that might be getting the subsidies spoken of.

I thought they were paying tribute to the "small guys" who work a farm to TRY and scratch out a living. Never once did I think "Monsanto" et.al. while the commercial was airing. Maybe I took it the wrong way.
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#3152993 - 02/05/13 04:01 PM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
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 Originally Posted By: The_Utility_Dude
The way I took the commercial they were depicting actual small potatoes, pardon the pun, farmers. The description of a farmer in the AD doesn't even begin to depict "corporate farmers" that might be getting the subsidies spoken of.

I thought they were paying tribute to the "small guys" who work a farm to TRY and scratch out a living. Never once did I think "Monsanto" et.al. while the commercial was airing. Maybe I took it the wrong way.
Good point and that's the way I saw it. The pics could have fit the time frame of the speech better than it would in today's farmers. You'd think with all that free government money we'd have a lot more farmers and not so many who went bankrupt? Good farm land is going for $10,000 an acre here in Iowa, a new combine head is more than the whole machine was 5 years ago, but we complain because corn is $7.50 per bushel and it cost you more for meat and would like to see the prices lower, but we forget who has to grow all this stuff. Sure the dairy farmers got milk subsidies because as the milk in the stores kept going up and cost to feed the cows went up, milk stayed at pennies per gallon and many were forced to sell their cows to slaughter and shut down their milking operations because they couldn't pay the bank. Pretty hard to make good old milk from anything other than cows. Pretty gusty add for these days and surprised some group hasn't filed some type of law suit because it offended them.


Edited by iowavf (02/05/13 04:03 PM)

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#3153011 - 02/05/13 04:20 PM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: iowavf]
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Why do so many have to make everything political. It was a great commercial and I loved it.
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#3153051 - 02/05/13 05:05 PM Re: So God Made A Farmer [Re: de novo]
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 Originally Posted By: de novo
 Originally Posted By: TX300mag
Wonder how much they can pay me NOT to grow peas this year? \:D



If you're a Hispanic woman or a black farmer they may pay you a good sum. \:\)

http://westernfarmpress.com/government/f...s-feb-12-fresno

http://www.mysettlementclaims.com/blog/?p=785&cpage=8#comment-3463


What if you are a White Hispanic HeShe Trans-sexual? Do you get more money? \:D \:D
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