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It’s that time of the year when ham is flying out of the stores.

My family used to raise butcher pigs. The price is so far in the toilet it’s no longer feasible for the small farmer to keep doing so. I doubt the average Joe is aware how much the farmer gets paid per pound. Last time I checked it was about 40 cents a pound. When I’m in the store and I see a third of a ham for $30 it makes me sick.

The pork farmer isn’t alone: The price of beef and milk aren’t where they should be either. How can people who work so hard every day continue to make ends meet? Regardless, you don’t hear of farmers picketing for higher wages. I ask you to think about this the next time you buy meat and milk.

2 Timothy 2:6 "The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops."

Becky Miller. La Crescent

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