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David Sparks Ph.d Ag and Congress
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: November 16, 2018

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After a tumultuous midterm election, it would appear that the country has never been more divided. The question that confronts us in agriculture, is what effect does the red – blue divide have on us? We turn to Idaho Farm Bureau reporter and blogger, Jake Putnam, to get some perspective on the potential impact.

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:

“We look forward to working with the new Congress to strengthen agriculture by fixing the ag labor problems we face, boosting our farm economy via export growth and reducing the burden and cost of federal regulations. Supporting the use of farm-grown fuels, fixing our nation’s broken infrastructure, supporting agricultural research, and bridging the broadband gap that hurts rural America are also important for a strong agriculture. We hope that the newly elected leaders across the nation will join us in unifying behind these goals.

“It is clear that rural voters turned out for this election and we are proud of them. We stand ready to work with this wave of elected leaders who will stand up for farmers and ranchers and our ability to feed our nation.”

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