Whoopers for Wisconsin?
Read the following situation. Your job will be to persuade the International Whooping
Crane Recovery Team to agree with your group's perspective, so read carefully, taking
on the role of
National Farming Organization:
Farming in today's world is far tougher than most people imagine. Your life depends
on being able to keep your equipment running during vital planting and harvesting
times. You need luck for rain and sun in just the right amounts. And if all that
goes all right, the market is a very unstable factor.
You are used to growing corn and soybeans. The last several years have been increasing
difficult. Poor weather was just the start of the troubles. The market has dropped
drastically. It is impossible to break even come harvest time. By the time you figure
your planting costs, taxes, equipment maintenance and other expenses, you really
can't afford to harvest the crops without a substantial market upswing.
To make things worse, on the few acres and individual crops that you could earn money
on, you must fight wildlife for your harvest. Between the wild turkeys, the deer,
and the sandhill cranes, a substantial portion of our income is literally picked
off before your eyes.
You have supported the proposed sandhill crane hunting season in Wisconsin. You encourage
hunters to use your land for hunting deer and turkeys.
You live within a 15-mile area of one of the potential release sites for the whooping