The Agriculture Industry Is Losing Its Voice in American Politics
Aug 6, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
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- As agriculture's contribution to overall employment declines in large part because of farm consolidation and mechanization, the political influence of agriculture lobbies will also continue to decrease.
- The U.S. government will become less protective of its agricultural sector in the long term, making it more vulnerable to market forces.
- As agriculture's political power continues to wane, farming subsidies and protections could face cuts.