American Agriculture on the Move

Cindy Zimmerman

AAM The American Agriculture Movement is organizing a “Drive for American Bio-Energy for Jobs, Family Farms, and National Security.”

According to the AAM, a “small group of patriotic family farm advocates, business people, and concerned citizens” will travel east from Kansas City to Washington, D.C. in antique tractors and cars “in an effort to raise public awareness about the contribution agriculture can make to help bring energy security to the American people.” They plan to converge on the Mall in DC on October 5.

AAM is supporting the Declaration of Independence from Foreign Energy, which reads:

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve their dependence on foreign energy which has connected them to others, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and commerce demand requires that the Congress of the United States of America declare a policy that ensures this energy independence. Only then can Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness be assured to future generations! We hold these truths to be self-evident that all energy sources are not created equal; that some are endowed by their creators with certain unalienable characteristics; that among these are abundance, renewability, and environmental compatibility and that, to secure these characteristics the federal government must provide support for renewable biomass resources. For America to have secure and affordable energy the supply must be diverse, decentralized, domestic and renewable and provide non-monopolistic marketing systems to assure energy Independence for the people. To this end we the undersigned demand the passage of the American Renewable Biomass Energy Security Tax-credit!

Agribusiness, Energy