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Ag Right: And the survey says...Americans like farmers!

U.S. farmers and ranchers often complain they're under attack. They say they're misunderstood and unappreciated. Well, a recent poll commissioned by National Crop Insurance Services found that 86 percent of the people surveyed have a favorable vi...

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U.S. farmers and ranchers often complain they’re under attack. They say they’re misunderstood and unappreciated.

Well, a recent poll commissioned by National Crop Insurance Services found that 86 percent of the people surveyed have a favorable view of farmers. The poll also found strong support for subsidized federal crop insurance, something near and dear the heart of National Crop Insurance Services. (The poll used “discounted” instead of subsidized. Whatever the term, it means taxpayers picking up a big chunk of the tab.)

This is just one poll, of course, and I’m reluctant to put too much stock in it. But maybe farmers’ public standing is better than they realize.

More information on the survey here:  poll

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