By Tyne Morgan
One of the many perks of my job is being able to talk to U.S. farmers on a regular basis.
It’s exciting to talk to farmers about future technology coming down the pipeline to help them reach even higher yields, what farming practicing they have in place to make them as productive as possible, what it’s like farming with their family, etc. And some topics aren’t as exciting to discuss with farmers, but yet satisfying to hear their responses.
In this video I discussed the issue of other farmers saving patented seed with farmers who don’t believe in that type of farming practice.
If you think about it, it’s pretty simple. The law is the law. When you sign an agreement, you must obey that agreement. Just like when I buy a CD of my favorite artist (which I do have quite the collection), I don’t burn it for friends. At the same time, I download quite a bit of songs to jam to on my iPod and I buy each and every one of those songs from iTunes.
Although these examples are on a much smaller scale, it’s the right thing to do.
My parents raised me to always do the right thing, even if it costs more or doesn’t seem like the most appealing option. I was raised on good morals, which I credit and thank my parents daily for. Just as I was raised on these morals, so were the two farmers featured in this video.
I hope you see it that way.