Views of rural America, U.S. agriculture range from less relevant to resurgent

Hollis, Paul
January 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;1/2/2013, p6
The article reflects on two contrasting views of U.S. agriculture and rural America. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, rural America is becoming less and less relevant to politics, as reflected in the failure of the Congress to create a new farm bill. Meanwhile, Auburn University Extension economist Jim Novak said that Democrats and Republicans are refusing to make compromise on many issues, including the farm bill.


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