I’d like to address the continued criticism that Farm Bureau has taken over the HSUS compromise, as I see that many people are still upset by it.
Farm Bureau leadership made the decision they thought they had to make at the time, whether you agree with it or not, it was made. How many of us agree with all of the decisions and policies made by our government, church or school leaders? All of this continued criticism is just what the HSUS wants — they specialize in dividing up the opposition, so we need to stop and stand together.
Whether we like it or not, agriculture and our rural lifestyle in Ohio is coming under severe attack from a variety of places. So whether you have one horse or raise two acres of strawberries or milk 1000 cows or farm 5000 acres, we need to stand together to protect Ohio agriculture and our rural lifestyle.
PEOPLE, there is strength in numbers. While there are several fine agricultural organizations in Ohio, I feel that Farm Bureau does an outstanding job standing up for agriculture and our rural lifestyle and they can only do that through a strong membership. As a proud member for 29 years, I have seen a lot of great things that Farm Bureau has done to keep agriculture, as well as our rural lifestyle, strong.
So please, for the good of all agriculture, and our rural lifestyle, it’s time to put this decision behind us and move forward to fight the other issues facing us. To fight this massive fight, we all need to GET INVOLVED and STAND TOGETHER.
Farm Bureau is still out there fighting for us and they need everyone’s support, and your membership. Please renew or join today; together we can keep agriculture strong and our rural lifestyle comfortable.