Our farmers and ranchers should be able to produce real, chemical-free, nutritious food, but doing so is nearly impossible given today's regulatory climate. I believe that American farmers and ranchers are greatest stewards of land, animals, and food production in the world. The system leans against small farms and ranches, though.
If my ranching parents were to produce an animal that was sick, we would lose everything. If an industrial farming concern were to produce the same kind of sick animal, or any other product that could make consumers ill, they would breeze through the inevitable lawsuits with financial impunity. The lobby-backed industrial concern won't lose personal or family livelihood along with everything for which a family has worked. Protecting and defending farmers and ranchers is a priority for me.