18 Jul '12, 12pm

New report: The Farm Bureau not a true friend to farmers

New report: The Farm Bureau not a true friend to farmers

The cover of a Farm Bureau brochure. The subtitle reads: The voice of agriculture. The Washington Post says that the current drought is the worst in a half-century and the corn harvest will likely be even smaller than the USDA’s recently downsized estimates . The wacky weather in the heart of commodity agriculture country reminds me of something Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), said a few years ago in a Newsweek interview about farmers’ attitudes toward climate change. It read: Stallman says most farmers aren’t worried. “We are used to dealing with extreme weather variation,” he says, pointing out that his Texas farm has seen 20 inches of rain in a single day, in the middle of a drought. “We’ve learned to roll with those extremes. If it gets a little more extreme down the road, we can deal with it.” Yeah. Well, I don’t know how many fa...

Full article: http://grist.org/factory-farms/new-report-the-farm-bureau...

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