State legislatures changing with urban population growth

As more and more people get further removed from agriculture, fewer and fewer of them understand farming. But they all want to know where their food came from and whether they have a safe food supply.

That’s making for some interesting conversations in the legislatures in the 16 states covered by the Southern Crop Production Association, the organization representing crop protection chemical manufacturers and distributors in the Southeast.

Bucky Kennedy, state affairs director for SCPA, talked about how SCPA and its member companies are responding to the challenges of addressing the concerns of a growing urban population at its annual meeting in Amelia Island, Fla.

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