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09-14-2008 11:52 AM
SmokeyWren
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Truck farming is the cultivation of one or a few fruit or vegetable crops on a relatively large scale for transport to distant markets where the crop cannot be grown due to climate.
Yeah, I knew the definition. Slightly different than that one because they have truck farms in New Jersery that supply fresh fruits and vegetables (FF&V) to the New York City markets, in season. So you don't have to be in the Imperial Valley or the Lower Rio Grande Valley to have a truck farm.

But that doesn't answer the question. Why do they call it a "truck" farm instead of a vegetable farm.

We grow cotton here, and it gets trucked and trained and shipped all the way to China for making Levis, but we call it a cotton farm, not a ship farm or a train farm or a truck farm.



09-13-2008 10:05 PM
roofeditor
I think!

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Originally Posted by SmokeyWren View Post
I don't know, unless it's the "off road" un-taxed diesel the truckers hauling reefers burn in the reefer engines. Many truckstops sell the red untaxed diesel for that purpose. But don't get caught with red diesel in your fuel tank.

That could also be the explanation for the cheap diesel in Edinburg. Edinburg is in the heart of "the valley", i.e., the lower Rio Grande valley where lots of truck farms produce fruits and vegetables that get hauled out to all parts of the country in reefer trucks - i.e., refrigerated van trailers.

Question. Why do they call a vegetable farm a "truck" farm?
Truck farming is the cultivation of one or a few fruit or vegetable crops on a relatively large scale for transport to distant markets where the crop cannot be grown due to climate.
09-13-2008 05:12 PM
SmokeyWren
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Originally Posted by poppie View Post
-----------------Ok,but what about Atlanta
I don't know, unless it's the "off road" un-taxed diesel the truckers hauling reefers burn in the reefer engines. Many truckstops sell the red untaxed diesel for that purpose. But don't get caught with red diesel in your fuel tank.

That could also be the explanation for the cheap diesel in Edinburg. Edinburg is in the heart of "the valley", i.e., the lower Rio Grande valley where lots of truck farms produce fruits and vegetables that get hauled out to all parts of the country in reefer trucks - i.e., refrigerated van trailers.

Question. Why do they call a vegetable farm a "truck" farm?



09-13-2008 03:46 PM
poppie
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Originally Posted by poppie View Post
-----------------Ok,but what about Atlanta,TA Atlanta DSL #2 LS 2.869 LS only, BTW,my son just went past the Ford plant in Atlanta on the way to Illinois and it's comming down via excivator's???,when did that happen,guess I missed that one.
-----------sorry,that did not work,trythis one,GEORGIA TA Atlanta DSL #2 LS 2.869--------go here and look it up,does not copy and paste for some reason, TravelCenters of America LLC - The one stop for all your travel needs.
09-13-2008 03:44 PM
poppie
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I don't know, but my guess is the cheap fuel is for sale only to folks with Mexican plates and Mexican driver's license and they are heading back across the Rio Grande River to Mexico. (Edinburg TX is very close to Mexico.) But I think junk diesel is even cheaper in Mexico, so I don't know why TA would offer it in south Texas. Maybe because of the number of South Texans (including "winter" Texans) who cross the river to buy their cheap junk diesel?
-----------------Ok,but what about Atlanta,TA Atlanta DSL #2 LS 2.869 LS only, BTW,my son just went past the Ford plant in Atlanta on the way to Illinois and it's comming down via excivator's???,when did that happen,guess I missed that one.
09-13-2008 01:02 PM
SmokeyWren I don't know, but my guess is the cheap fuel is for sale only to folks with Mexican plates and Mexican driver's license and they are heading back across the Rio Grande River to Mexico. (Edinburg TX is very close to Mexico.) But I think junk diesel is even cheaper in Mexico, so I don't know why TA would offer it in south Texas. Maybe because of the number of South Texans (including "winter" Texans) who cross the river to buy their cheap junk diesel?



09-13-2008 11:30 AM
lone_star_dsl WOW! Thats amazing!

The cheapest around here is about 30 miles from me in Castle Rock. It is a Western gas station that is selling ULSD for $3.66

They have consistently been 20-60 cents cheaper than any place else. Its worth the drive.

I do wish that I could get LSD though. I thought it was essentially outlawed though?
09-13-2008 11:25 AM
poppie
fuel price's at TA's,WHAT is that???

TravelCenters of America LLC - The one stop for all your travel needs. ,the question is this,TA Edinburg DSL #2 LS 2.699ULSD #2 3.939see the spread from LS to ULS ,and this one,GEORGIA TA Atlanta DSL #2 LS 2.869 LS only,

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