WHERE'S THE RELIEF FOR THE FAMILY FARMERS?

Aug, 23, 2011  |  Today's News

In light of President Obama’s announcement to eliminate regulations on small businesses to stimulate the economy, Illinois family farmers wonder when they will finally see some relief?

Though Obama’s critics have called his plan for 500 reforms to current regulations “underwhelming,” at least there is a light at the end of the tunnel for some of the United States businesses.  Family farmers are still well under the thumb of the Obama administration with proposed regulations from the USEPA still threatening farmers’ ability to continue operating their farms.

While on his campaign tour through the Illinois countryside, Obama was quoted as saying “If a regulation does more damage than good, we’re not going to do it.”  Mr. President, I think that time has come. 

Family farmers all over the nation challenge you to offer them the same regulatory relief offered to small businesses.  Agriculture is the economic backbone of our nation.  Surely farmers deserve relief as well.