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Tuesday 01/14/14

Farm Bureau Delegates Debate Hot Topics
Delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention voted Tuesday to drop the word "amnesty" from their resolution language on immigration reform, while rejecting resolutions to change positions on raw milk sales and country-of-origin labeling.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:17PM CST 01/14/14 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
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Farm Bureau stabs membership in the back, goes Politically Correct?!? First we could no longer call them wet backs, then we were scolded for calling them illegal aliens, and now "amnesty" is the verboten word? "Inflammatory"? Seriously? Nothing will suffice until we shut our mouths and pretend we don't notice the deleterious effect this temporary labor force has on taxpaying rural America the six to nine months of the year ag producers don't need their services. This reminds me of standing by, watching as farm organizations ate the crap sandwich fed to us by Environmental Working Group, eventually adopting THEIR buzzwords and themes of conservation above livelihood and sustainability above life itself. Now EPA mischievously releases names of CAFO farmers and ranchers, claiming it was a mistake, until they did it a second and third time. Now they don't even bother apologizing as they most recently released the names and personal info on CAFO employees. How convenient for PETA et al to troll for disgruntled people to solicit for PR nightmares ad infinitum. This turncoat move by AFB against the wishes of the membership by the top echelons of Farm Bureau will cost them dearly. If Rubio's fall from popularity didn't awaken him to the dangers of supporting Comp Immigration Reform he is tone deaf. Stallman may be getting invited to all the right DC parties now, but selling out rural America will eventually come back to bite the organization.
Posted by TX Tumbleweed at 12:09AM CST 01/30/14
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