Sum-Up: Money Talks
The extensive lobbying effort by the Industrial Agricultural Lobby has paid off. It is clear when the statistics are examined that the votes follow the money. The Industrial Agricultural Lobby has successfully lobbied and contributed, basically bought their influence in congress. Yet, unfortunately this disturbing fact would not come as a surprise to anyone who knows US politics today. Money wins campaigns, money buys votes, in a country now steered, not so much by the collective public will, but rather by the lobbying efforts of special interest groups, we should all look to who has the money to see how our government will vote. In the agricultural area it is the industrialized agricultural lobby, huge multinational corporations, not the public, who will descide the future of US agriculture, for they have the money to spend.