One of the United States' strengths is our vast agricultural resources and our ability to feed our own people. American farmers are industrious, imaginative, energetic, and can compete successfully with the rest of the world given a level playing field. But agriculture is under attack from the very government, which should be protecting it. Pervasive and unnecessary regulation, and prohibitions from the EPA, OSHA, BLM, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and myriad State and local ordinances have made the American Farmer himself an endangered species. No one loves the land more than the farmer. He is the consummate ecologist. His living and lifestyle are dependent upon good husbandry of his land. The Federal Government should recognize this and desist from the rampant over-regulation that is driving our agriculture across the borders to other countries.