YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE
Headlines you won't see in 2017
By Gene Hall
Here are a few honest headlines I dream about in mellow moments.
The Humane Society of the United States announces funds raised to protect puppies and kittens are in fact mostly used to harass animal agriculture. They recommend animal lovers give to local shelters.
EPA withdraws the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. “We don’t need WOTUS,” they say. “We’ve made a lot of progress on the environment, and farmers are doing a pretty decent job.”
The Organic Consumers Association admits GMO crops actually reduce pesticide use and are good for the environment. “We were wrong,” they say.
Eminent domain property takers announce plans to pay landowners full value for a taking. “We will make them whole,” they report. “Just like the constitution says.”
Michael Pollan writes a new book. “Modern Agriculture is Safe and Sustainable. What was I thinking?”
None of this is likely, of course. But we can dream, right?
From the farmers and ranchers of Texas, we wish you a Happy New Year.
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