Overview of System Options: Economics and Production
A lot of what I wanted to say has been covered. I want to reemphasize that as I prepared for this and thought about what I wanted to say, I decided I did not want to go through a lot of numbers. Just as there are differences between Sweden and the United States, there are differences between producers. We need to think about that and look at what we are trying to do. I want to emphasize that I really agree with the last point that was made with the quote from Frances Bacon (see p. 34). Too often today we're looking at whether technology today is good or bad, a friend or a foe, and that's not really the issue. The issue is whether or not a given technology is appropriate-what's appropriate for our system, what's appropriate for our resources, what's appropriate for what we're trying to do on our farm, in the state of Iowa, and in the country as a whole.