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Bob Smith 1 year ago

By what perversion of logic does your post justify your conclusion that we have lazy farmers in Kansas?

Leslie Swearingen 1 year ago

"To help reduce the number of miles food travels and help support rural communities, Walmart has introduced a “Food Miles Calculator,” which allows our buyers to enter information on each supplier and product, determine product pickup locations and select which of our 38 food distribution centers the product will reach. With this information, the calculator computes the total food miles, which the buyer can use when making buying decisions.

To further reduce food miles, we’re buying more produce locally, especially items like potatoes, tomatoes and peaches. We are also working with state departments of agriculture and suppliers to develop growing areas for products like corn in Mississippi and cilantro in Southern Florida which had not grown there before. Not only will these efforts save food miles, but they will provide our customers with fresher products."

http://instoresnow.walmart.com/article.aspx?Center=Food&top=87508&id=44214

Yes, I know I just copied and pasted, but it is better to have the facts from the source when you can. Did you know there is a Kansas farmers union? I had no idea. Okay off to do yet more research.

http://www.kansasfarmersunion.org/about.html

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