The U.S. Senate holds confirmation hearings to determine how qualified a man or woman is to hold an important government position. Occasionally, these hearings confirm that some of those already in Washington shouldn’t be passing judgment on others. So it was with comments made by Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) during the confab over former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack. As the blog Ethicurean reports it, the esteemed senator’s remarks were singularly uninformed.
This is just another example of how unfortunately twisted the image of agriculture is. I imagine that the lobbyists that Senator Roberts listens to have very gladly helped this misconception flourish. IF you are interested in meeting some of your local Sussex County small family farmers check out the Sussex County Board of Agriculture discussion forum and say HI.