Rep. Rick Crawford: Treat food as a national security issue

Congressman Rick Crawford thinks farmers may be missing a bet by not talking about food as a national security issues.

Crawford, chairman of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, says winning public support is critical for passing the next farm bill.

“The day we become a net importer is the day we say goodbye to our national security,” Rep. Crawford told members of the National Cotton Council’s board of directors at their mid-year meeting.

Crawford believes agriculture needs to coalesce around that issue to help overcome the obstacles that are already forming to the 2018 farm bill.

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