Too often persons accusing farmers and ranchers of bad farming practices receive their information from anti-ag groups; groups that have their own political agenda and aren’t interested in providing real science or facts. Here is a fact - to farm in a way that damages the soil or the environment is counterproductive for the farmer. Poor soil makes for poor yields. A farmer operating that way wouldn’t stay in business for very long. That said, there is always room for improvement in any industry, and farmers are well aware of that. The vast majority of farmers work hard at being good stewards of the land and working within their communities to improve the environment. So contrary to what is often depicted in anti-agriculture activists’ advertisements and propaganda - all farmers in the U.S. are not “greedy agri-business people”. U.S. farmers and ranchers should feel good about their chosen profession and the fact that they are helping to meet the world’s food needs. And anyone who eats, should too.