I graduated from High School in 1959. I have been thinking how things have changed compared to
the thoughts we had back then.
1. If we can ever manage to get a job that pays $10,000 a year, what more could we want ?
2. If we can get our soybeans to average 30 BPA and corn 100 BPA we will have it made.
3.I complained to a car salesman about the high prices of his cars and he said the car companies goal was for all cars to be $5000 or more. Now rebates especially on todays Pickup Trucks are higher than what I paid for a pretty nice Pickup. Wait. I am forgetting that Pickup I bought back then had a tailgate that was just one piece and just opened and closed.
4.Todays Cash rent paid per acre is as high or higher than I remember some farms sold per acre back then.
5. I sold new Farmall 806's , the largest tractor IH ever had up until then for less than the cost of a large DEF fluid muffler assembly on todays big Magnums.
6. I sold MF 300 Combines with 13' platform and two row wide corn head for about $13,000. Just a toy by todays standards but you could do a lot of work if you kept them moving. But wait I just remembered, they only had to handle 30 BPA Soybeans, or less. and 100 BPA corn or less.
So, just a few interesting thoughts that are interesting to remember.