In my formative years as a farm broadcaster, I was fortunate to have covered John Block when he was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
During the 1980’s, we desperately needed new markets to take our surplus. It was a time of low prices, so farmers were becoming more efficient with the alternative being bankruptcy.
Today, the U.S. farmer is very efficient and American consumers have low food prices. Block cites a comparison of our farm production versus others.
AUDIO: Profit Matters 8-1-19