Bureau Critic Loses Farm
By Ag Web.com Editors
Chris Peterson, one of the farmers who spoke out against
the American Farm Bureau on a CBS 60 Minutes expose, is losing his farm.
Because of too many years of bad prices fueled by bad farm policy,
Peterson says he is getting squeezed out of farming.
After 26 years of digging in the Earth, I
wont get to this spring, Peterson told Defenders Rural Updates on Wednesday.
Theyre taking my life away from me.
In Voice of the Farmer, which aired
on 60 Minutes about a year ago, Mike Wallace interviewed farmers who said that
the Farm Bureau leadership has used the farmer image to build an empire worth
billions while tens of thousands of (AFBF) farmers are sinking in Debt.
Farm Bureau leaders said the expose was
mudslinging by extremist environmental groups.
Although hes getting out of farming,
Peterson says he wont be giving up.
I plan on spending the rest of my life
raising hell for everything they have done to the family farmer, Peterson told Rural