John F. Kennedy said, “The farmer is the only businessman in our economy who buys everything retail, sells everything wholesale and pays the freight both ways.”
Many farmers and ranchers still hold that unenviable position while managing multiple risks, from weather and geopolitics, to costly regulations and shifting consumer demand.
Farm and ranch families work hard to feed, clothe and help fuel our nation. We care for our animals and the land where our families live, work and play. Agriculture fortifies national security, and public investment in the Farm Bill helps us weather many storms while paying dividends to all.
– Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation