“Speak Your Piece: The President and the Seed”
by Kristina Hubbard, Organic Seed Alliance (The Daily Yonder, 9/26/2011)
Last week President Obama held a town hall meeting on the grounds of Iowa’s Seed Savers Exchange, an organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. The stop was part of a larger strategy to appeal to rural voters as the campaign season begins. The president spoke about job creation and the gridlock on Capitol Hill, both issues of concern, to be sure. But what would have really resonated with rural America is a re-commitment to working toward fairness in our farm fields.
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