The consumer is beginning to understand that corporate ag is not anybody’s friend. We need to see to it that we aren’t seen as “corporate ag, only smaller.”
What is the answer? We have to promote food policy that benefits the family-sized producers, not just corporate agriculture.
We need to further agriculture education so the consumer knows that local food produced on family farms is a bigger value for dollar.
We have to grow rural America by offering jobs that pay well. Fifteen dollars an hour to wade in ammonia at a corporate ag facility isn’t going to draw people back to rural towns.
We have to have profitability in family farm and ranching, but not at the expense of all the other values we all share.
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