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Response to Lotusflower70 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:35 PM

12. American agriculture - breadbasket to the world

Our agriculture is actually - one of the best in the world.

We could increase our food production dramatically if we needed to, but farmers don't want to see prices go down if they grow too many crops. If it weren't for the profit motive, if all we had to do was grow the food, we could probably end world hunger in one growing season.

So my point is why are the wages so low, and why are so many young people leaving farming for city jobs? We have to figure out our priorities and make it possible for people to make a good living in agriculture. Has the Democratic Party ever even looked into this? Probably not, but maybe that's why the Midwestern states turned into red states so quickly.

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