Everett Griner talks about candidates not campaigning for the farm vote in today’s Agri View.
I’m waiting on someone who is campaigning for office to mention trade with other countries. I don’t mean guns, tanks and airplanes. I’m talking about wheat, rice and cotton. We export a lot of just about everything on our farms. But, it seems every trade deal we make, the U.S. farmer loses more than he gains. For instance, look at what a small country like Cuba offers. There has been a lot of talk about resuming relations with Cuba. All we have heard about so far is how Cuba will benefit from its tourism. And yet the only commodity I have heard mentioned is rice. Cuba imports eight-five percent of the food it’s people consumes. It isn’t just Cuba. Farm sources would like to see the whole North American Free Trade Agreement re-negotiated. Somebody is missing something!