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        02-05-2013, 11:49 AM
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    Huh?

    Pickup trucks are the bread and butter for a farmer or rancher. A Dodge truck commercial makes sense to me.

    Our family work pickup for the farm was hardly ever in the shed, because it was needed to fix fence, haul salt blocks to the summer pasture, pull the trailer with a sick cow inside to the vet, run out to the field with a tool to fix the seeder, pull the gravity box to be refilled at home, etc etc etc.

    But I would agree that most superbowl commercials just try to be the most outrageous as possible to grab people's attention, like the disgusting and gross makeout session between a model and nerd for GoDaddy.com. Eww.
    It made all the yuppies realize what a long, hard day farmers have, but come on. What farmer buys a new truck? They put all their money into their tractor (and yes, I realize its also associated with Case New Holland) but really a Dodge commerical. They piece together their trucks.
         
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        02-05-2013, 03:39 PM
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    Green Broke
    Actually, it was an FFA (Future Farmers of America) commercial.....sponsored by Dodge.
         
        02-05-2013, 07:38 PM
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    Yearling
    Love that commercial!!! Watched it four times !
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        02-05-2013, 08:52 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by gunslinger    
    Actually, it was an FFA (Future Farmers of America) commercial.....sponsored by Dodge.
    Didn't catch that, I was to caught up in watching the images and listening to Paul Harvey. Had me quite captivated.
         
        02-05-2013, 09:11 PM
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    Trained
    It was a dodge ram commercial, but they are donating to FFA.

    I loved it. My boyfriend farms and has a dodge ram =]
         
        02-05-2013, 09:24 PM
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    Green Broke
    Paul Harvey. Good man. RIP

    I love that commercial. Definitely one of my favorites.
         
        02-05-2013, 09:42 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by beau159    
    The only critism I have is that it could have been farmer/rancher, because ranchers have endless jobs too.
    This is just me, but I don't differentiate between farmers and ranchers. I honestly don't know *just* a rancher or *just* a farmer, its all mixed in some ways.
    Dad is a farmer. But they ran 600 head of cows some years and had prized breeding bulls.

    So I think most people understand rancher in the endless job category too
    Plus it does discuss weaning and other animal related stuff.
         
        02-13-2013, 09:59 AM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by wetrain17    
    It made all the yuppies realize what a long, hard day farmers have, but come on. What farmer buys a new truck? They put all their money into their tractor (and yes, I realize its also associated with Case New Holland) but really a Dodge commerical. They piece together their trucks.
    Yea, the yuppies in the cities often have NO idea where their food comes from.

    My dad is a farmer. He buys new trucks. (They certainly are NOT dodge, though!!)

    We buy just about everything brand new, including the tractors. But, we take exceptional care of our equipment, and use it for most of its lifetime. I often can be found using Armor-All on the dashes in the tractors, vaccuming the extra rugs we've put on the floor, and washing the seat covers.

    My dad bought his first pickup brand new in 1976 for $5,000. He sold it a couple years ago for $3,000. Granted, it was a rare model that Ford made, but that's some pretty good "holding the value" sale!

    Bought the second one in 1993 (brand new). And last year he said he has bought his last new pickup (ie last pickup ever), a brand new custom order 2012 F250.

    So yup. Some farmers buy new stuff. And we are by no means a big operation. Just a small family farm and ranch.


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    Originally Posted by DieselPony    
    This is just me, but I don't differentiate between farmers and ranchers. I honestly don't know *just* a rancher or *just* a farmer, its all mixed in some ways.
    Dad is a farmer. But they ran 600 head of cows some years and had prized breeding bulls.

    So I think most people understand rancher in the endless job category too
    Plus it does discuss weaning and other animal related stuff.
    Whiles yes, the majority of "farmers" do indeed do both crops and cattle, I know a lot of people who do only crops (no cattle). And then a handful of people who do only cattle. Or cattle and horses ("ranchers").

    They are out there.
         

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