Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mike Rowe on the challenges faced by farmers

Here is a link to Mike Rowe's blog post where he discusses the need to support agriculture now and in the future. Mike is doing his part to help educate others that well funded special interest groups have gained too much power with their money. And that there is a huge disconnect between the general population and the farmers (2% of the population) that feed our nation and others also.

"On Dirty Jobs, I’m no expert, and I’m even less of one here. But I have a theory, and it goes like this – all jobs rely on one of two industries – mining and agriculture. Every tangible thing our society needs is either pulled from the ground, or grown from the ground. Without these fundamental industries there would be no jobs of any kind. There would be no economy. Civilization begins with miners and farmers, and polite society is only possible when skilled workers transform those raw materials into something useful or edible."

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