According to National Council of Farmer Cooperatives President and CEO Chuck Conner, a partisan polarization is happening in Washington D.C. “Members of Congress now, quite literally, fear members across the aisle and their supporters or simply view them as un-American in some way. These feelings aren’t just across party lines, there are these feelings among the same political party,” said Conner. “Working together seems impossible and yet, against that terrible backdrop, is the start of a new presidential administration. One reason for hope among some of the darkest times in our nation’s capitol is having Ag Secretary designate Tom Vilsack to lead agriculture.” Conner said President Biden seemed respectful of all views, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be partisanship on key issues. Conner’s comments were made during the NCFC annual meeting.
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