Saturday, November 14, 2009

That Little Voice

Odd occurrences of late are starting to pile up.  Do you remember me telling you about the unmarked white helicopter that hovered over our house a while back?  Well, even earlier this year I received an agricultural survey from our the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection that wanted to know all sorts of details about my farm.  Now, just last year (or maybe the year before -- I can't recall exactly) I received a FEDERAL so-called Ag Census that I HAD to fill out under THREATEN OF FINE and return,  and I was really pissed off about that.  And since I am not viewing ANYTHING from ANY government with favor lately, I threw the state survey in the trash and forgot about it until yesterday.  That was when I received a TELEPHONE CALL from DATCP about where was the survey, and oh, so friendly, the survey questions were asked even though I politely and succinctly told the inquisitioner what I thought of government.  I suppose I honestly would have shrugged the whole thing off except for an instant during the conversation when the inquisitioner mentioned "78 acres".  Now, 78 acres is approximately the number of acres I own.  I did NOT give the inquisitioner that information so she had to be looking at information about my farm that had already been compiled.  THAT raised the hair on the back of my neck and set off alarm bells.  I seriously believe that SOMETHING, folks, IS BEING PLANNED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR THOSE OF US WHO FARM, and I will wager that whatever it is, it is NOT going to be in our favor.  On one of the forums I frequent another farmer mentioned having a similar experience.   Keep your eyes and ears open, and post your experiences on the Internet to alert others as to what is happening to you.  Maybe we can figure out what the plan is.  I don't know if this is happening just in Wisconsin, or if it is nation wide.  I only know that I have a very bad feeling about this.


  1. That is scary! Don't you get so sick of constantly feeling like you have to defend yourself? Can't we just be let alone? I hear you, and it is very disturbing.

  2. I don't know if this will ease your mind or not, but the # of acres you own is public info available through the county property tax office in our state. They get their info about who owns land for the census from these records.

  3. yes that info is public knowledge through your local property appraisers office or web site.
    as for the very well could be the way that your area takes aerial property photos for the satellite/street views that are pretty common now.A lot of property appraiser and realtor sites have both street and aerial views of properties.

  4. Thanks for the input, guys. My sister also reminds me that I have a too big imagination. Still, I did pose my concern on Zetatalk during one of the chats and this was the response from the Zetas:

    "You are very intuitive, as contingency plans are indeed being formulated. This goes beyond taking over farms, which the government does not want to do. They would rather have YOU manage your farm, under their directives. There are matters such as starvation, where certain crops go further even though not as profitable for the farmer. There are matters such as taking farmland that has been idle and putting it into use again, regardless of any contracts that have been signed between the farmer and the state or federal government. Relocation of people displaced during massive earthquake damage to cities might occur, with tent cities whereby refugees do their own gardening and manage herds and flocks, is also on the books, under consideration."

    Not very comforting from where I stand. . . .