Stallman Addresses Farm Bureau Members

The 2010 AFBF Annual Meeting kicked off this morning with an excellent speech from AFBF President Bob Stallman. In his remarks, President Stallman outlined the significant challenges that Ag will face in the coming year, chief among them: Cap and Trade, anti-ag activists and a ballooning federal deficit.

Watch the video of the speech here.

Mr. Stallman again called on members to do all they can to fight Cap and Trade legislation, noting that the measure will dramatically reduce the level of food production in the United States and have no measurable impact on climate change.

“To throttle back the ability of our farmers and ranchers to produce food at this time would be a moral failure,” he said.

President Stallman and President Foutz greet eachother at the General Session

According to Stallman Ag faces serious threats from “self-appointed experts” and other anti-ag activists who are trying to drive a wedge between various methods of production. He noted that Farm Bureau represents all manner of production be it organic, or conventional and that a “successful American agriculture will require continued diversity and innovation.”

He told assembled members and guests that “Together, we hold in trust the future of our industry ; and through our involvement, we will succeed.”

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ron Nereson on January 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you for doing such a good job reporting.-Ron


  2. Posted by Betty Shahan on January 16, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks so much for looking out for us!!


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