Rural America vital to nation
Farmers live and work in rural areas and rural America is vital to this nation and it was rural America that elected our last president. This proved that rural America has a loud voice.
For several years’ farmers had their livelihood threatened by regulations coming down from the EPA, the Department of Labor, and the USFDA. So, farmers spoke loud at the ballot box and Washington politicians need to take note. They can fix border enforcement and have a good guest worker program. They can fix trade issues and reform the tax code. They must get busy and quit fighting across the isles to get it done.
Changing gears now, researchers have been working hard to make things better on the farm. They have been working on bio based products for some time now. The making of fuels, chemicals, carpeting, clothing, paper, cellophane, film, varnishes, textiles, plastics, lubricants, cleaning products, inks, fertilizers, and feeds from farm products is very encouraging. Research using corn, beets, canola, sunflowers, soybeans, wood bi-products, grasses, potatoes, apples, sawdust, and weeds are just some of the farm commodities that are being used in research.
This research no doubt will bring more jobs and dollars into the economies down on the farm.