Since several comments were made about the unreferenced nature of my brief
critique of the Farm Bureau, here is a good reference:
Check out: The Corporate Reapers, A.V. Krebs, 1992.
A good charpter on the history of the Farm Bureau
And in response to the oft heard drone of "it's easy to criticize farm
practices sitting at a desk with a computer if you have never been a farmer
and seen how difficult it is"... I've never been an automobile
manufacturer, a chemical manufacturer or an oil company either, but with a
bit of data and some simple analysis, it's easy to illustrate the
environmentally problematic ways those businesses operate.
Kert Davies, analyst
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP
1718 Connecticut Ave. Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20009
And check the EWG web page at
202-667-6982 fax 202-232-2592
Opinions expressed are mine and not my employer's.