Reaction Ag Com

Reaction Ag Com - economic effects on California. Instead...

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My Reaction to Agricultural Trends Having no agricultural background, I found this new information to be very intriguing. Our economy here in California is dependent on the success of our agriculture. I was not surprised to hear this. We have perfect weather and plenty of land to be the number one state in agricultural production. Even though our entire world is dependent on agriculture, less than 2% of the U.S. population is directly involved in agriculture. Most people not involved in agriculture, myself included, are not informed with the pressing issues of California agriculture. I had no idea how important the role of an Agricultural Communications specialist is. A prime example of this is housing for the chickens in California. Voting to make restrictions on egg-laying hen housing in California had huge
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Unformatted text preview: economic effects on California. Instead of benefiting the hens, the restrictions simply pushed hens out of California into other states and negatively impacted the economy of California. I can see now why it is said that the American society is agriculturally ignorant. We constantly vote uninformed on agricultural issues. It is vital to the economy that we do not vote on issues we do not understand. I always thought voting no matter what was positive. It makes complete sense that voting uninformed is negative. The pamphlets are one sided and it is easy to confuse a voter on the ballot. This presentation in class stuck with me because it made me realize how important it is for agricultural communicators to effectively inform the public on agricultural issues and policy....
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