"Chairman Peterson never fails to go to bat for agriculture when push really comes to shove," said Karl Scronce, [National Association of Wheat Growers] president and a wheat producer from Oregon. "We are proud to name him our Wheat Leader twice in just three years because he really does embody the agriculture voice on the Hill--and that's a voice that's desperately needed."Yes, desperately needed - by subsidy-loving, WTO-disregarding American agribusiness. Indeed, Cato's Sallie James today provides a great rundown of Peterson's latest pro-subsidy, anti-trade statements, several of which were made upon receiving his big wheat award (the Golden Kernel?).
Given our Dear Wheat Leader's critical role in shaping congressional agriculture policy, James' analysis should put an end to any
You know, maybe being Wheat Leader ain't all it's, ahem, cracked up to be.