SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS, GLOBAL POLITICS, & NON-FARM WORK

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SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS, GLOBAL POLITICS, & NON-FARM WORK,

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FARM BUSINESS
During war wife did not work off farm. Hired help during harvest time. Sometimes Uncle would help. Paid about a dollar an hour.
FAMILY
Visited parents and in-laws every 2 weeks.
TRANSPORTATION
First car owned in 1940. Ordered it a while before it came. Tape skipped and began mid topic.
GLOBAL POLITICS
Discussing how to solve the farm problem. We've lost exports and are not using as much in U.S. Grain embargo made some customers discouraged. Taught some third world countries how to yield more crops so they don't have them as buyers, but they are better off.
FARM EQUIPMENT
Talks about cost of combines. He prefers to have the combine work hired out. Cost is less to have custom work done.
FARMING METHODS
He had a diversified farm with crops and livestock. Got out of hog business because it got too competitive. Kept a few different crops on farm.
NON-FARM WORK
Did some work as an electrician. His electrical work was not done during farming season. Was not necessary for income but it did help. Worked for himself, people would seek him out for electrical work.