Three things here, two are minor to make lines sound better and the other is a typo.
In the first sentence, “If we don’t listen to them, I am sure that they will ask for more bribes.”
You can make this sound more natural in english by removing the bolded word.
In the second sentence, “Instead of starving to death, we are risking their lives.”
The italicized word is a typo. He is referring to himself and the other farmers, and it should be “we are risking our lives.”
The third sentence, “The old days were much better when his son was the owner.”
This sentence can be improved by rearranging the words “The old days when his son was the owner were much better.”