Special thanks to @newfoodeconomy
for great sharing. #Repost
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday reopened half of its Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices for a brief, three-day period to help farmers handle existing loans and provide them with tax documents. We sent photographer KC McGinnis to an office in Williamsburg, Iowa to ask farmers how the intractable government gridlock 900 miles away looks and feels from where they stand. Some told McGinnis they were more confident than others about their ability to withstand the effects of the shutdown, but they all shared concerns about the detrimental effects of a no-end-in-sight standoff. Read their responses, in their own words, @newfoodeconomy .org. Link in bio!
Day 22 of This Years Going To Rock:
I didn’t have to look far for inspiration today. Coming back across the bridge I passed a convoy of Hay Runners proudly displaying their Australian Flags, their Boxing Kangaroos and crossing the country carrying the hopes of Aussie Farmers with every load.
I got that choking in my throat, I had tears of pride and my mind went to the state of good versus evil. Although evil is defined to us in gruesome media definition each and everyday we only have to look around and take in all the good, the human kindness, the Aussie spirit is well alive and an act of kindness is carried out more often than you realise.
Be kind, let go of anger, be the bigger person let the people who swim in negativity deal with their own issues and you walk through life finding the finer things and be ever so grateful for what you have ( not what you don’t) if you want it work hard and sacrifice for it and always know the kindness receives what it gives out.
Give without expecting and know in that moment you’ve made the world a better place 💕
Over and out for today
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HAMPTON WEEK!! Keeping it simple, but still very effective and is an absolute standout still!
Reposted from @unapologetically_vegan - Or when DVDs made VHS tapes obsolete? Or when BluRay made DVDS old format? Or when music streaming made 8 track tapes, cassettes, 45's, LPs and even CD's outdated/unneeded? And record or CD stores almost non-existent? Or what about when Uber and Lyft pushed licensed cab companies to the back? Or the internet making bookstores and libraries less utilized? Kindles and other book readers phasing out books and magazines and especially newspapers? Email dominating over snail mail? Or chain stores, Amazon, Ebay, and online retailers shutting down a lot of mom and pop stores? (Lifted a lot of these examples from the discussion on the original post.) But you get the idea. The landscape of demand and supply is always changing, and with it, industries and the individual job classifications within them. Point is, everyone is affected at some point by either downsizing, outsourcing, benefits-cutting, hours-cutting, salary furloughs, and the evolving, erosion or dying of certain industries. To stay marketable and employable affects EVERYBODY, not just animal farming operations. And lord knows if you own a lot of land, you can do A LOT of things with it. Land, slaughterhouses and barns can definitely be repurposed. Jobs fluidity or insecurity is no excuse to not evolve to live vegan. Increasingly animal farmers and non-vegan restaurants are changing their businesses to be entirely vegan operations. It can be done and IS already being done. Please go vegan.🌿 ______________________________
Meme and quoted content below Reposted from @conwls - "Where were you all at then?! It's clear you have no actual care for the farmers. If I could create vegan steaks made from real meat for half the price and tasted twice as good you'd all kiss goodbye to the farmers. Soon lab grown meat will be a real thing. Let's see how many of you still care for the farmers when it becomes cheaper " .