Agriculture slips off political radar

From the Capital Press

In a crowded gymnasium at Skyline High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders espoused his many positions for more than an hour on a long list of issues.

“We’re doing something pretty radical in American politics. We’re telling the truth!” the Vermont senator shouted over the cheers of raucous supporters during the mid-March stop. “We can’t go forward as a nation unless we honestly discuss the real problems we face.”

In a hoarse voice, he ticked off a list of his issues: campaign finance, deteriorating infrastructure, global warming, health care, crime, education, clean water, Wall Street recklessness and other topics.

One notable exception was agriculture. In the middle of Idaho farm country — and near the epicenter of the state’s potato industry — farming was not on the candidate’s agenda.

Sanders is not alone. Read the rest of the story here.