Food for thought this Independence Day from former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack:
“America has to understand and appreciate what it has in agriculture.
American consumers walk out of the grocery store with still more money in their pocket and their paychecks and their incomes than virtually anybody else in the world.
That creates great flexibility in our economy directly connected to American agriculture.
It also provides the opportunity for every single one of us who are not farmers to be able to choose alternative opportunities for ourselves and our families.
We have transferred the responsibility of feeding our families to a relatively small percentage of our population called the American farmer.”