“O beautiful for spacious skies — for amber waves of grain — for purple mountains majesties — above the fruited plain. This is the dream, right?
As the farm economy struggles amidst trade wars, pandemic-related disruptions in transportation and processing, extreme weather, and with an aging farming population looking to retire, farmland becomes more vulnerable to poorly planned development.
…. it’s about the nation’s food security, rural economies, our ability to be resilient in the face of crises, pandemics, floods and fires, and climate-related challenges to food and fiber production”.