Statements and Responses
Statement on the threat to family farms
Perdue has a proven record of working together with environmental groups, regulatory agencies and the farm community to address the environmental challenges associated with animal agriculture. While the majority of environmental groups recognize that properly managed, economically viable family farms preserve open space and protect watersheds from the impact of development, there are groups who oppose the modern agricultural methods employed by the vast majority of American farm families.
We applaud the steps taken by the Governor of Maryland to direct state agencies to help farmers comply with environmental laws and urge other states to follow that lead. We also urge state and local governments to take steps to protect the family farm for generations to come.