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Posted on Jan 29, 2018 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




Agriculture weighs in on politics

By Gene Hall

It is the political season and all kinds of organizations are making candidate endorsements. As a participant in that process for Texas Farm Bureau, I hear from folks who are less than happy with the choices.

The Farm Bureau Political Action Committee—AGFUND—makes those selections on voting records and positions on agricultural issues. Candidate Evaluation Committees composed of local farmers and ranchers are key to the process.

Some selections may not align with a particular issue other folks care about. Some get riled up enough to suggest that Farm Bureau isn’t representing their issue and doesn’t deserve their support.

Farm Bureau is an organization led by farmers and ranchers for farmers and ranchers. Endorsements are based on support for Texas agriculture.

Rural America felt ignored enough to become a major and relevant factor in the 2016 presidential race.

The political process always works best when about issues. Disagreement is both expected and useful.

The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.

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