The 150,000 to 180,000 wheat farmers in America are facing a double-barrel challenge:
1. The declining role and power of agriculture generally; and
2. The declining position of wheat farmers compared to both foreign competition and compared to other major commodities here, specifically, corn and soybeans.
If anyone needs any proof of the declining role of agriculture, all we have to do is look at the recent Iowa caucuses. The most amazing part of the Iowa campaign was that agriculture did not play any role. None! Read the rest of the story here.