Many of my blog posts notwithstanding I root for big-agriculture. I want them to succeed. At heart, I am a pragmatist that realizes big ag must be part of any solution to feed the world’s growing population. But having said that there are specific things I believe big ag must do as part of its corporate identity.
Generally speaking, pork barrel politics amounts to politicians trading favors to constituents or special interest groups for political support, often as campaign contributions. Pork barrel spending, better known as earmarks in federal spending bills, have surged in 2018. Who may be profiting this year? Smithfield Foods.
It’s no secret. Pigs poop. A LOT! Now if you live in China maybe that’s not so much of an issue with the mostly traditional-age old way of raising pigs in backyards in relatively small numbers. But if you happen to live in North Carolina it’s a different story altogether.