Agricultural Sustainability

 
 
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farmers are feeding -and fueling- America!

I believe that sustainable agriculture has three primary goals: farm profitability, environmental stewardship, and strong farming communities. I will work to ensure that farmers are heard at the Capitol so that all three goals can be achieved. I support young farmer land initiatives (such as tax credits for renting or selling land and equipment to young farmers) and other types of programs that help out beginning farmers.

I will protect your family's well-being by ensuring laws are in place that support affordable health insurance and crop insurance. I support new energy developments and the continued research into ethanol and biodiesel. I also back the development of new products such as 'plastic' cups and bags made out of corn.

Agriculture can be risky and the state must maintain services and programs for those who are feeding and fueling us.