Farm and Fiddle

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Summary

Cory Booker is from New Jersey, but he has family in Iowa and he has studied issues in rural America hard, even traveling across the midwest and visiting farms to learn more. He recognizes that the farmers' share of the food dollar has gone down and that farm income is 50% of what it was a few years ago. He has lived in a food desert and understands the importance of local foods and a healthy lifestyle. He is a vegetarian... In this speech, he talked about all the health problems caused by toxic chemicals and praises the medicare-for-all movement and environmental justice. Also talked about climate change but admitted that Democrats don't have clean hands on that subject either.

Show Notes

Cory Booker is the only black person left in the race. He has met with farmers in several states to gain an understanding of what's going on. His resounding last statement includes, "I'm here because people that didn't look like me helped me..." As he ended this talk, he got a standing ovation from the crowd of Iowa farmers. 

What is Farm and Fiddle?

Farm and Fiddle is the world's oldest radio program covering sustainable agriculture and local food systems. We air every Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. central time, from KOPN 89.5 fm, Columbia, Missouri. We speak to the best experts in regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, animal husbandry, and cover topics like how to resist factory farms in the neighborhood and what to do if your crop is knocked out by too much or too little rain, or by a neighbor's sloppy poison application.