Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Memo to the President: How will an urban president handle farm policy?"

Listen here to Part II of the NPR's Week-end Edition series by Howard Berkes on rural and agricultural issues facing the Obama administration. The gist of today's story is that rural and agricultural interests are often at odds, with those advocating for attention to the "rural" more supportive of small and family farms than are lobbyists for "agriculture," which often means agribusiness. Among those interviewed, however, was a Farm Bureau official who claimed that his organization represents both types of producers.

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