Ag should send right message (commentary)

Ag should send right message (commentary)

IN agriculture, we often are our own worst enemies. From closing our figurative barn doors to the public to perpetuating stereotypes about our own culture, sometimes the messages we send out are mixed and confusing.

For example, members of the agriculture industry love to promote the fact that the industry is mostly made up of small family farms. We often tout the fact that 96% of farms are family owned, yet we also want the public to understand th

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