Good Advice: Invest in farmland

Last night on TheBlaze TV, Jim Rogers gave a pretty bleak outlook on future of the U.S. economy. But there was a bright light for one small (and shrinking) portion of the population: the American farmer.

This morning, after recapping the plans the President laid out in his SOTU on Tuesday — spend, spend, and spend — Glenn spoke to his listeners about what the future looks like to him and one of the best investments he thinks Americans should consider looking into.

"What's the best investment you can make?" Glenn asked.

Glenn has talked about how he invests his money for years, always reminding his audience that what's best for him may not be right for you and your family. Among these investments is gold. But for the average family, the window on buy gold has closed. The price has risen well over 300% is the last five to ten years. But this morning, gold wasn't the commodity Glenn was focused on.

"I've told you for awhile that there were going to be food shortages. I've told you that food prices are going to go through the roof. I've told you that the average age of a farmer worldwide is 58. In ten years from now they're going to be nearing 70," he explained. "Who's replacing them? Who's studying farming?"

The answer is, not near as many people as the industry will probably need.

Most agricultural studies are focusing more on the environment than they are crop production.

"Who's going out and saying, 'Yeah, I need to learn about the soil because I'm going to be a farmer.  I'm going to own my own tractor and I'm going to start my own farm.'  Who does that?" Glenn asked. "Who grows up in a farming family and says, 'This is the life for me'?  The Amish?  And who else?"

Glenn and Jim Rogers discussed the direction of agriculture yesterday on radio:

"So who does it? Nobody. Nobody's doing it," Glenn said. "The real growth, if you are somebody who's thinking about going to college and you don't know what to do, go into farm studies."

If what Glenn's believes is going to happen to our currency does happen, the Wall Streeters of the next generation — maybe even of this generation — are going to be in a world of hurt.

"The farmers will be the ones who control the world," Glenn explained.

There is an article on TheBlaze.com right now that lays out what exactly is happening with the price of farmland in the U.S. It's clear why Glenn is encouraging more people to look into farming and farmland.

“Farm income and land values were boosted by high crop prices and high crop insurance payments. In North and South Dakota, land lease revenue increased thanks to the region’s energy deposits,” Business Insider notes.

“Bankers in the Corn Belt and Central Plains reported strong annual increases.  Meanwhile in Texas, where growing conditions were poor, farmland values increased a modest 2.6 percent year-over-year,” the report adds.

And that’s not all: For the remainder of FY2013, analysts expect farmland values to grow — and grow some more.

The report from TheBlaze explains that non-irrigated cropland in the United States is skyrocketing in value: Monatana is up 10%; Wyoming, Colorado, northern New Mexico, 18%; North Dakota, 30%; South Dakota, 30%; Nebraska, 30%; Kansas, 22%; Oklahoma 12%; Western Missouri, 22%; Iowa, 18%; Minnesota, 26.9%; Northern Illinois, 15%.; Northern Louisiana, 15%; Southern Wisconsin, 8%; Northern Indiana, 11%; and Texas farmland, 2.6%.

Glenn emphasized, "do not listen to me for investment advice, but also don't listen to anybody who refuses to think out of the box."

He reminded his audience that the people involved in investments they're making — retirement or otherwise — makes money by managing your stuff. They're incentivized to keep your money where it is. And while the stock market may go up, it's built on sand. At some point, because the value of the dollar is going down, you're going to pull your money out and it's not going to hold real value.

"I'd rather be able to grow my own food, thank you very much," Glenn said. "It's not for everybody but, boy, there's a great story on TheBlaze.com now on farmland.  What is happening with farmland?"

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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