Mike Bloomberg Says Farmers Aren’t Smart Enough To Code

Mike Bloomberg Says Farmers Aren’t Smart Enough To Code

Mike Bloomberg Says Farmers Aren’t Smart Enough To Code

Michael Bloomberg says farming life is easy and farmers are dumb. Farmers learning to code? Not happening says Mike.


Keep in mind Mike is the one who passed a law banning Big Gulps because the New York City citizens were just too dumb to understand how fattening those drinks were.

This is the guy who just went on an apology tour through Virginia desperately attempting to salvage his campaign after remarks concerning “stop and frisk” surfaced. This is the same guy who thinks a man wearing a dress hanging out in the same locker room with our daughters would be ok.

This is the same guy who floated Hillary Clinton as Vice President and then rapidly back tracked after he got ratio’d to infinity. Don’t forget that his news site, Bloomberg News, declared all Democrat Presidential candidates off-limits to opposition research, investigations, and negative reporting.

In January good ole Mike went to a farm.

“Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg paid a brief visit to a farm in southern Minnesota Wednesday, saying he wants to better understand rural America.

“I come from the city, but you’re the backbone of America, and we eat and live based on what you do, and I think it’s easy for us living in big cities to forget about the rest of the world,” Bloomberg said during a roundtable at soybean producer Darin Johnson’s farm in Wells, Minn., which is west of Albert Lea.”

Yet, he says that folks in the IT industry have MORE grey matter than our nation’s farmers do? OH REALLY?

Planting and growing corn is super easy he says! Dump the seed in the ground, throw some water on it, and viola! Corn on the cob! WOOT!

Here are a few questions for Farmer Know It All.

  • Which kind of the 16.4 BILLION bushels of corn will grow in the soil you’ve chosen?
  • Is the climate (no, not climate change) right for growing corn?
  • How long is your growing season in the area you’ve chosen?
  • Are you growing corn for animals? Which kind?
  • Or are you growing sweet corn for humans? Which kind?
  • When do you need to plant the corn?
  • How much and what kind of nutrients (vitamins) do you need to help the corn grow and stay disease free?
  • Weather patterns and growing climates play significant role for growing corn. Do you know how to navigate those issues?
  • How much acre-feet of irrigation water will you need through the entire growing season to help your corn grow?
  • Did you also know you have to plan to buy that irrigation water ahead of time?
  • If you are harvesting corn for silage or sweet corn, what kind of harvester do you need and how much does it cost?

Getting the corn to market comes with a whole new set of questions, criteria, distributor and sales channels, taxes, and more.

Farmers are more tech savvy than anyone realizes, and have been so for centuries.

Farmers have always had to watch and recognize weather patterns. Farmers, in order to be solvent, need to understand what types of crops work in what kind of soil, what region, and why. Farmers have also been at the forefront of crafting better machinery to plant, take care of, and harvest crops.

Through farmers ingenuity, we went from planting by hand, to planting by horse and team, to planting and harvesting by sophisticated high tech machinery.

As a matter of fact, in response to Joaquin Phoenix’s absurd rant:

“I wholeheartedly agree that human beings are creative and inventive. I have great pride in the strides that farmers and ranchers have made in the past several years to make agriculture more productive, such as:
Strategic grazing
Cover crop use
Development and use of GMOs
Utilizing better genetics (crops and livestock) to increase yields using fewer resources
Precision agriculture”

Information technology regarding agriculture is late to the game. Information technology is learning FROM the best practices of agriculture, NOT the other way around.

There is a fine art to farming and providing food for us all. It’s an art that needs farmers institutional knowledge and common sense, along with practical application and that new fangled thing called information technology.

And guess what Mikey? We farmers already built that.

Yes Mike, more times that you can count, farmers have put in 14-18 hour days on a regular basis in order to grow and harvest the crops that feed and sustain us all in ways too many to measure.

Mike, Paul Harvey is right. God made farmers. Farmers are the ones who put the food on your table. Farmers are the ones who make sure that those working in information technology will have food to eat.

Mike, Farmers knew how to code long before you were born.

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Feature Photo Credit: Smart Ag Farmer using tablet to track corn planting by Allexsander via Shutterstock, cropped and modified

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  • Cameron says:

    So basically, the Democrats aren’t even bothering to hide it any longer.

  • Mad Celt says:

    I’m not a farmer, I’m a cattle rancher. Short stuff can get his namby pamby butt down here and say this to all my collegues working the land from sunup to sundown around Blairsville, GA. He’ll be gumming his steaks from now on.

    • George V says:

      You have my undying respect sir! Recently my wife and I have gotten hooked on the veterinarian shows on the National Geographic Wild cable channel. What I see the cattle ranchers and dairy farmers, and the vets, go through to keep the herds healthy and productive is just mind-blowing. I’ve got a lot of respect for what goes into “beef it’s what’s for dinner” and a glass of milk. Just amazing.

  • Jim says:

    Give a farmer a welder and an angle grinder and s/he will repair, modify and even create a machine to solve specific farming issues and problems, necessity being the mother of invention. Farmers are great engineers as well as being adept at veterinary medicine – and they are on-call 24 hours of each day on their properties. Then there is the science involved in understanding soil types and application of all sorts of treatments to maximise and maintain soil in relation to the seasons and crop types. Above all those living on and deriving their income from the Land work – very hard. Work increasingly appears to be a foreign concept to the Woke of the progressive Left.

    • GWB says:

      The farmer is often Heinlein’s “generalist”, as opposed to the specialists in the “civilized” world of the big cities and suburbs.

  • Joe in PNG says:

    The dream of Mini Mike, Bernie, Liz, Nan, et al is a return to Serfdom for those not of the exalted educated classes.

    The free stuff promises are just the sales pitch.

  • GWB says:

    I think it’s easy for us living in big cities to forget about the rest of the world
    Well, even a blind nut finds a squirrel once in a while. ‘Cause he’s right – oh so very right.
    And it’s why the rest of us have no desire to be ruled by the coastal cities and their wannabe sisters in the middle. (Electoral college FTW!)

    God made farmers.
    VP Mike Pence tweeted out a version of that in reply to Doomberg’s* bit about farmers.

    As to farming: Is it rocket surgery? No. Is it coding? ROFL no. It’s somewhere in-between. And it’s vital.
    (Interestingly, I would put farming/ranching in the same category as military service. It takes a lot of knowledge, learned wisdom, and perseverance – physical and mental. And most of that is not delivered well by sitting in a school room and reading books.)

    • Among the farmers that I am acquainted with, I don’t think there is a single one that doesn’t have a Bachelor of Science in agronomy.

      I don’t think that any of them have a Masters in the subject, though. At least a third DO have an MBA…

      • GWB says:

        Yes, it seems farmers have been pulled into the credentialed class in the last few decades.
        I’m not sure that’s necessary for them to still be the most efficient producers of food on the planet.

        (BTW, I think a LOT of jobs that currently require the credential of a degree don’t actually need one to achieve success.)

  • Ann in L.A. says:

    Farmers also often sell their crops before they are planted, which means they are at the heart of the farm-commodities market, and have to understand all the elements which go into farm prices: everything from wars in Africa to pig-ebola in China. They have to understand investments, inflation, depreciation, and investor whims. They are savvy economists as well as biologists, botanists, chemists, mechanics, engineers, software engineers, etc.

  • Bob says:

    This is why socialists keep starving all the time. They are so arrogant in their stupidity about almost everything.

    • GWB says:

      Ironically, one of the biggest bits of socialist starving came when the Khmer Rouge sent all the academics (the smart people) to the farms. Evidently farming requires a bit of specialized knowledge that the “elite” didn’t generally have.

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