I live in rural North Alabama, and I want to see our local farmers succeed. I'm thrilled that AL-03 Democratic candidate Josh Segall does too.
First for selfish reasons: Our family lives here because we like quiet and privacy. If I wanted to live in a subdivision, we'd move to one.
Second for sentimental reasons: As a 7th generation North Alabama native, I'm only one generation away from the farm. Farmers feed us and they have damn hard lives. Anything we or our government can do to help the local family farmer strengthens our rural communities and our families. If we as taxpayers can pay millions to prop up corporate farms, why can't we help our struggling rural communities?
Fortunately, Josh Segall, the Alabama Democratic Party's candidate for AL-03 understands rural issues and how they affect the state's economy.
As he said about his organization, Homegrown Alabama:
Farming is the lifeblood of East Alabama, and farmers deserve the support and respect of their elected officials. I founded an organization called Homegrown Alabama that brought farmers together with students and faculty and a food service company Aeromark to establish a farmers market and get the University to buy more of its produce from local farms. The farmers market we started is still going strong today.
What a difference from the incumbent, Mike Rogers, the 403rd least effective member of Congress!
On the flip, here's what Josh had to say yesterday in Huntsville about Alabama's farm economy and economic situation:
Josh Segall discusses rural issues. It's less than 2 minutes, so watch it even if you're on dialup!:
Here's more…. Josh Segall discusses Alabama Farm Issues and how farming can be as lucrative as the auto industry:
I'm sold! This guy rocks! How about sending him some love – read MONEY – because he's up against a GOP incumbent. Those jokers don't have a lot to work this this year, and the foolishly think that Alabama is the place they can hold the line. Let's show them they're wrong! I'll have more video later… stay tuned!