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Parody of Popular Poster Selling Like Hotcakes
"How long did you farm?" is the caption of a new poster that pokes fun at the popular "You been farming long?" poster found in so many farm homes.
The satirical poster, created by North Dakotans Gary Grotte, of Finley, and Bob Krag, of Fargo, shows two young boys, clad in farmer attire, sitting on the steps of a "welfare office"
The updated poster idea came to Grotte, who felt the original "You been farming long?" poster wasn't very realistic with the current farm economy.
"We thought a spoof of the original poster would be a fun thing to do and an interesting way to bring attention to the farm crisis. We also hoped it would inspire a little thought," notes Krag, who's a crop sprayer. Grotte is a farmer.
The two models for the satirical poster are Jordan Nesvig and Tommy Krag, who had their photo taken on the steps of the Fargo courthouse. The original photo had one of the boys wearing a PCA hat and the other wearing a Federal Land Bank hat. However, potential legal problems prompted the men to retouch the photo so now one hat reads "I Grew Food" while the other hat reads "Raygun 80's" a spoof on the president's name and also the name of Krag and Grotte's company.
The owner of one of the original posters was reportedly offered $50 for it. She refused.
The satirical posters, printed in color, sell for $3.95, plus $1.75 postage and handling.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Raygun 80's, P.O. Box 9251, Fargo, N.D. 58109

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2