Ag Most Important
According to the National Corn Growers Association the leading 2012 presidential candidates are quite lacking when it comes to their agriculture policy positions. An NCGA project grading the candidates on such ag issues as farm programs, energy, trade, environmental, and transportation found only two of the candidates going to the top of the group with an A and an A minus, the President and one other got a B; leaving the rest of the candidates with dunce caps on receiving grades of a D or lower. The project was not intended to endorse any one candidate, hence no mention of names here other than the President’s. What it was meant to do was provide farmers and ranchers with information they can use to evaluate candidates based on ag policies. So many times agriculture issues are not a top priority on the list of candidates campaign issues, which is bass ackwards if truth be told. Without agriculture where would we be? We all use and need ag products beyond the obvious, that we all have to eat. Political leaders need to focus on legislation that will make agriculture stronger, because to weaken agriculture means weakening society.