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I just posted a thread concerning USDA and the Year 2000. At second glance I am not sure this is a credible site or not. View it yourself and make a decision. I am starting to think Mr. R U Ready might have an ulterior motive for being "ready"
-- Linda A. (email@example.com), January 16, 1999
Linda, the articles you sited mention too many name brands for me to feel comfortable with the intentions of the author. Also highly suspect is the thought that a large-scale midwest farmer would buy a year's worth of prepackaged food in five-gallon pails. That's ludicrous. Any 10-acre dirt farmer here in North Carolina can scratch out a living from saved seed and fertilizer and by culling the livestock herd. It doesn't take many sows or cows to feed an extended family. Sounds like an Alladin lamp and pre-packaged food huckster spot to me. Were your concerns similar or different??
-- Puddintame (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 1999.
The email addresses are end in .gov. That means it's legit folks.
-- a (email@example.com), January 16, 1999.
yep, dat be de fedgov...which means it's a legit as anything else they do...hmm...
-- Arlin H. Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 1999.
While the USDA site is a .gov site, farmer R U Ready's story was at a .com site, which does not guarantee that it is either more or less credible than a .gov site, but it may be considered less "official".
-- Jerry B (email@example.com), January 17, 1999.
Why would the USDA a government site allow a link to this type of story.
-- Linda A. (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 17, 1999.
Perhaps to encourage the economy? ;-)
-- Chris (email@example.com), January 17, 1999.