America likes farmers
Sustainability is an important topic to many Americans in 2020. Economist John Newton says the recent survey found a majority of Americans trust farmers to use sustainable practices.
“We recently conducted a survey to gauge the public’s perceptions of farmers and ranchers and their sustainability practices, and what we found is more than half the adults, 58 percent, rate the sustainability practices of farmers positively. We have broad agreement on that from a majority of adults across demographic groups that trust farmers,” said Newton.
According to the Farm Bureau nine in ten adults trust farmers, which is four percent higher than the last survey in June. While farmers can always improve their sustainability, The poll shows that Americans don’t think farmers should have to bear the cost of doing so by themselves.