Discussed a lot of things with Wisconsin Farmers Union president and organic dairy farmer, Darin Von Ruden on La Crosse Talk PM. The conversation ranged from the fight in Congress to get a farm bill passed, which should have been done last weekend, to how much money goes to the farmer when we buy products off the store shelves.
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The farm bill talk ranged from milk pricing going back to 1937 — can you say $10 gallons of milk — to having a freshman member of the US House in Derrick Van Orden on the ag committee, and where the priorities in Congress lie — as the House Speaker was just ousted.
We also hit on the monopolization of parts of the farming industry and the incentives to using land for farming vs. solar.