Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ethics Of A Farmer

From our website.… When a farmer ‘skimps’, or bends the rules, it will ultimately be reflected in what he produces. An ethical farmer will always try to be efficient and effective; if they are not, they will no longer farm.

Definitions of Ethics:
• motivation for behavior based on ideas of right or wrong
• the philosophical study of moral wishes and rules
• a belief that something is very important

A farmer has many items to consider. Basically a farmer is “forced” to have high ethics in order to be successful over the “long run”.

We personally know farmers who have ruined their land by not being smart in their farming practices; only “taking” from the soil and not “giving” back. They no longer farm today. We know farmers that are in now in jail for misleading their customers and ultimately the consumers by  adulteration of  products. They no longer farm today. We know farmers that did not pay their bills as they spent their money on personal gratifications first. They no longer farm today.

The farmers we know believe what they do is important for their own livelihood and for creating great, safe, nourishing produce and products. They make certain adequate safe water supplies are maintained whilst protecting the environment. They give back to their communities and take care of their employees, even the ones that are only seasonal. They take great pride in their products, their land, their families, their communities and their contribution to sustainability.

They are still farming today.

A farmer has many items to consider. "A farmer is not working hard enough unless he sees the sunrise and the sunset from the field." We believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest man thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit.

In society you will not find health, but in nature. Unless our feet at least stood in the midst of nature, all our faces would be pale and livid. Society is always diseased, and the best is the most so. There is no scent in it so wholesome as that of the pines, nor any fragrance so penetrating and restorative as the life-everlasting in high pastures. I would keep some book of natural history always by me as a sort of elixir, the reading of which should restore the tone of the system.

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Porterville, CA  93257


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