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July 6, 2012

Annual Pulaski Farm Bureau breakfast is held

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Sewell compared the current heat and drought and lingering recession to the Great Depression of the 1930s. “I worked many times (during the Great Depression) for 25 cents a day,” Sewell said.
On the other hand, Sewell pointed out that crops today are much more resistant to this type of weather. “It’s a matter of opinion ... I am glad I learned what I did then and applied it,” he concluded.
A member of Pulaski County Farm Bureau since 1947, Sewell said “ ... to me, in our country today, agriculture is doing more ... Farm Bureau is doing more than any organization except our churches. Farm Bureau ... agriculture is the key to where we are.”
There are 9,000 family members in Pulaski County Farm Bureau, White said. The mission of Farm Bureau is to support agricultural organizations and lobby state and national lawmakers on issues affecting farmers and rural living, he noted.
Finally, when the some 33 Farm Bureau members and guests filled with country ham, eggs, gravy and all the trimmings, Dave Bingham said outlook around Dabney is good for a fine crop of persimmons; harbinger of fat possums this winter. Now, if only we get rain and make some sweet potatoes, living will be good.
 

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