Without our farmers, we wouldn’t have food. As the grandson of a farmer, I know how hard our famers work and how much their families sacrifice to produce the food we eat each day. And we need to protect them from frivolous lawsuits that they can’t afford to fight. They also need financial relief while our President fights for our farmers to get the best prices for their crops. This can be done through temporary subsidies and by building on programs that have higher returns than traditional crops, like sage and organic grain sorghum. Young adults who show an interest in agriculture should be encouraged and educated on how to be successful. With older generations of farmers retiring, we lose the backbone of North Carolina if we don’t encourage, education and provide resources to young adults who show an interest in agriculture.