FROM THE HILL: Farm bill a chance to invest in rural America

By US Rep. Ron Kind

Growing up in western Wisconsin, and every day as a congressman, I have witnessed the incredible work ethic of America’s farmers. For generations, they have labored their lands not only to feed their families and ours, but to fuel the economy of our state and nation.

Farmers in Wisconsin and across America have created and maintained an agricultural wealth in this country that is unparalleled. And now, as technology gives rise to new markets for our agriculture products — such as ethanol and other biofuels — the potential for our nation’s farmers has never been greater. In light of the unprecedented success of our producers and the tremendous opportunity for growth in the industry, we must now re-examine the way agriculture is supported in America.


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