Fair Oaks founder says ag infighting needs to stop

Fair Oaks founder says ag infighting needs to stop

Farmers should educate consumers that all farmers and farming practices are safe.

Farmers need to learn how to better communicate and can't confuse issues because of internal fighting over what is better, Fair Oaks founder Michael McCloskey said.

“What's important to me is to share that all farming is good,” whether organic, modern, small or local, McCloskey said during testimony at a House agriculture subcommittee hearing on direct marketing.

“Farmers cannot fight against each other and talk at each other for marketing purposes,” he added.

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