Today’s hearing on “Milk Pricing: Areas for Improvement and Reform” revealed common themes of struggles with volatile prices, dairy industry consolidation, and the need for reform of an outdated industry structure.
NAFTA should be replaced, not renegotiated, and our farmers will be watching to promote that at every turn.
The Senate is expected to approve Perdue easily, but the question of his loyalty — to family farmers or to agribusiness — is imperative given the gravity of the economic situation facing rural America.
With so much at stake, we should be very clear about our vision for agriculture. The agribusiness vision is not the only or best one, especially for family farmers.