Food War: Farmers, Ranchers & Our Food Security
A food war is brewing and American farmers and ranchers are on the front lines. Family owned farms are the backbone of America. Ninety-eight percent of U.S. farms are operated by families. Eighty-six percent of all U.S. agricultural products are produced on family farms or ranches. In 2018, about $140 billion worth of agricultural products were exported to the world, making the U.S. a top food exporter. Their blood, sweat, and tears bring food to tables across America and the world.
Most of us don’t give much thought to where our food is coming from – farmers and ranchers of this great nation. It is a thankless job, but if you asked a farmer they would probably tell you it isn’t a job. It’s a way of life and a family tradition – passed down through generations. It’s an American dream, but this dream is dying. The backbone of America is being crushed under the weight of the Biden administration’s policies. The Biden administration’s looming tax hikes, incentives to put farm land out of production, and plan to put 30% of all U.S. land and water into conservation by 2030 threaten American farmers’ and ranchers’ way of life, as well as our nation’s food security.
We must fight to save the American dream for their sake and for our own. Support your local farms. Get involved by contacting your representative and telling them that over-taxing American farms, ranches and businesses will crush the backbone of America. And if you ever have the pleasure of meeting a farmer, tell them ‘Thank you.’
Watch this 10-minute video by The Sharp Edge to understand the gravity of the situation.