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Chris Holman on "Full Throttle Agriculture"

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CHRIS HOLMAN was born in Oceanside, CA. In 1989, his family moved to the middle of the Navajo Indian Reservation. After high school, he joined the US Army, where he served as an Arabic Linguist. He went on to teach Arabic at the University of Oregon, and eventually left for Wisconsin to work on the farm that he and his wife Maria purchased. Neither of them had ever farmed before 2009. In addition, he has taught at UW-Madison, Madison College and he is currently finishing a two-year contract at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA. He is also a Wisconsin Farmers Union board member.

“FULL-THROTTLE AGRICULTURE” is where production surges, markets buckle and farms are left in the wreckage. Chris points to the recent crisis in which dozens of dairy farms lost their milk buyer and were nearly forced out of business in a marketplace flooded with their product. The buyer, Grassland Dairy Products of Greenwood, said it dropped the farms May 1 because it lost millions of dollars of business in Canada.

Dairy plants and farms in New York also were affected by a loss of Canadian business – prompting President Donald Trump, state and federal lawmakers to call for an investigation of trade pacts.

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