Agriculture plays an integral role in our nation’s society, economics and global competitiveness. It’s woven into the very fabric that has made America one of the greatest nations in the world. Whether it’s food on grocery store shelves, biofuel in our vehicles or the clothes on our back, chances are it was made by an American farmer.
While farming has changed over the years — with the U.S. moving from an agrarian society to a nation where the average citizen is three generations removed from the farm — agriculture is no less significant. The same can be said for farm policy. While it, too, has drastically changed, it still plays an important role in our country’s independence. Sound farm policy, both in the short and long term, just makes sense.