Purdue Pharma, run by the Sackler family, caused misery with its billions of oxycontin pills. Donald Trump, a failed New York City real estate developer, has sold himself to rural America as their "Christian Savior". The Walton Family plowed under the downtown business district of every small town in America. When will rural Americans learn that worshipping at the altar of capitalist corporate oligarchy is not in their best interest? Answer - never, because these people are naive and easily and inexpensively manipulated.
I would hypothesize social desperation in ruralAmerica is .. being fueled heavily by politicized drug corruption that smells heinously like liberal heedlessness. That smells heinously like liberal complicity in dope-angled political-manipulation. There is no small coincidence record-levels of heroin & methamphetamine addiction in ruralAmerica is the worst it has ever been - happening thru the same yrs as theHistoric BHO's prezinincy.
Fairly accurate article but don't know what hybrids and GMO's have to do with this discussion. As a farmer on the plains my cropping plans are determined by profitability and that is determined by supply and demand. Wheat demand and large stocks have driven the price down to unprofitable levels. The Gluten free movement, Keto diet and the folks that think there is glyphosate in their bread probably have done the most damage to this market IMHO. BTW for the 2019 season we have the lowest acres of HRW wheat since recording started in 1918.
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