You think you work hard? No doubt you do, but no one works harder than those who live on a farm. Up before sunrise, often laboring until there’s no daylight left. And what do they get for it? Higher oil prices, lower wholesale prices, losing economies of scale to agribusiness, and the condescension of urban elites who need what they produce and yet treat them like rubes.
Despite all the obstacles, these are the people who have made America the breadbasket of the world. Potatoes from Idaho, apples from Washington, hams from Virginia, corn from Iowa, grapes from California, oranges from Florida, wheat from Kansas, beef from Texas.
American supermarkets are the envy of the world, and their shelves would be virtually empty without the American farmer.
Farmers pay their taxes.
They raise their children with values.
They love the land, and respect the climate.
All they want in return is a fair shake for their products, the right to start with seeds and deliver a crop without interference or handicap.