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Cut to the Chase: Rural Relevance

by Dan Cassidy

No matter what the sport, referees struggle to get their due. In farming, no matter what they raise, farmers often find themselves just outside the spotlight. Interestingly, the two occupations have something in common: the importance of their presence and their relevance.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke at the recent American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and once again shared his view that agriculture’s influence is waning.

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