Strategizing Better Agricultural Engagement with Public Officials
Farmers and ranchers would be best served by approaching agricultural engagement with public officials in a more unified manner, highlighting the underlying importance of having a strong agricultural industry. As legislators have a myriad of issues to consider when crafting policy, agricultural concerns need to be addressed and communicated in a manner that fits in that context.
“I’d really love to see agriculture take a slice out of every day of its life and understand what public policy can do for them, or against them. We must be more engaged daily,” said George Soares, managing partner of the law firm Kahn, Soares, & Conway. “We need to do a better job of it so that politicians, public officials, understand that we’re real too. We’re not just a bunch of people out there producing things and not caring about the larger community of interest.” View Article.