Hi, I'm Amanda! My family farms corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. I'm also a practicing attorney.
This week’s excitement came not from the corn, but from our soybeans. I got a frantic call at 1:30 in the afternoon Thursday. Someone was in one of our fields smashing down soybeans — and they weren’t willing to leave.
I went out and found it was some guys doing some work on a line. As you can see though, they did quite the number on the soybeans:
Thankfully, I was able to talk to the guy in charge, who seemed very helpful, and he’s going to set things straight.
The crew totally took out more beans than they had to and it amazes me that people are so reckless with our crops. It might not seem like a big deal to you, but we take pride in our work and don’t appreciate it when people just carelessly ruin it.
These mass tort cases--and the lawyers who bring them---are an absolute nightmare. While they once focused on pharmaceutical companies, they now have agriculture in their sights. And millions of consumers see advertisements about how dangerous crop-protection tools are, leading them to believe it's accurate. ... See MoreSee Less