is looking to buy farm land for the expected hemp/marijuana cash crops soon to be planted?
Iowa farm land is so saturated with Round Up, I wouldn't use it for growing food, but for hemp or marijuana it would be fantastic.
If you're considering farmland I would not recommend Iowa, average per acre price is $10,000 per acre of farmland, about $6,000 for non-farm ground.
That price is not sustainable, and will lead to problems down the road.
Buy at least 2 acres, that's what is needed to fully feed a family of four.
“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
It also happens to be the path I have taken. However good old Jim also advocated learning mandarin and abandoning ones nation and culture.
Seems he has more in common with his old business partner George.
Land prices are one of the things that artificially appreciates in price during a credit-induced boom, since land is a capital good and artificially low interest rates inflate the capital goods market. In the near future at least, it would make more sense for land prices, including farmland, to fall rather than rise as the low-interest rate credit bubble pops.
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The allegories in the bible that he recites throughout the film as it pertains to gardening are simply accurate. I have to forward this to a friend that has a cherry orchard which he constantly says "doesn't like to cooperate". It almost makes me want to get out of a hydroponic agriculture business that I'm looking to start up soon and do things naturally - as nature intended it to be.
As in, liquidated everything and bought bare land that we are trying to turn into an aquaponics / permaculture refuge and training center, so that other poor people might be able to eat, even after the food stamps go away. I am doing it because it is how I live, I farm my farm. Rogers is buying land that people like me cannot afford, I do not think that is good news. How soon will he be turning control of his farms over to Monsanto?
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Its not a question of IF he is right or IF you can trust him, it's a question of how to realistically execute on what he is saying. How to realistically earn a return or grow a career. The devil is in the details as usual.
As far as trusting Rogers I am not sure there is any reason not to. Yes he is a hedge fund manager but that doesn't immediately make he bad. He is pro liberty and he is pro true money - gold. Hard to argue with him.
and pitching China as the place to be. Now, if I had Jim's money I am sure I would love China too. For him to try to convince average Americans to move there reeks of his desire to have white servants to me.
I think Rogers does what is in Rogers' best interest. He tells enough truth to keep himself looking like a good guy, but he was one of the first rich guys to move to China and whine about the US. If he thinks this country needs fixed, come back and run for office, he's got the money. At least drop some serious dime behind the efforts of people like Ron Paul.
I once trusted him, but over the years have lost all respect. He is a great spokesman for China, while I am trying to keep the Chinese from controlling Idaho.
if you had his money I think you would stay right where you are and try the best you could to make the world a better place.
Jim Rodgers further then I can spit.
So is it him and his ilk behind corporatizing arable farmland?
It's not about corporatizing farmland - when I hear that I hear someone that is against capitalism in my opinion. Personally I think his advice is solid, if you are in college you should study farming not I-banking. The problem is how to you use that knowledge and how do you live where you want to live and use that knowledge. To a 22 year old Iowa is less glamorous than NYC (on average). So being a realist that is something to think about. It's also hard for people to move from urban areas they have grown up in and where they have family to suburban farming areas. All of this stuff plays a roll.
In general I think his advice is solid, just tough to actually do.
I've seen no reason to not trust him, so far. He was the only one of his "ilk" that fully supported Ron Paul, when others like him called Ron Paul crazy.
It's as if he knows whats coming.
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