The above question was posed on GrowingProduce.com the day after the election, and more than 75% of respondents indicated that they were not satisfied.
The poll question: "Do you think government regulations will increase or decrease?," which was posed not long after the election, as well, received a similar response with 95% of growers expecting regulations to increase.
If government regulation will be a key factor in a grower's business now and into the future, how do you plan to get your message heard to elected officials?
I personally don't think elected officials care at all about producers, at least ones with that are elected based on how much they will GIVE to their constituents.
The idiots in government have put the large agribusinesses in control of most of the regulation and decision making process. What you will see is VERY restrictive regulations on all but the large multi-national corporations. They will be "exempt".
How do we deal with it? I guess it depends on your size. If you are a smaller producer who doesn't ship out of state, then I would focus ALL of my efforts on lobbying my local and state politicians. Screw the feds, they are ALL bought and paid for by the large agri-businesses.