ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012
Presidential campaign announced new members of its “Farmers for Ron
nationwide coalition formed to energize voters in America’s unrivaled
The new “Farmers for Ron Paul” members hail from Adams, Clayton and
“Due to the degradation of our Constitution, we no longer have the
right to farm as we once did. Hay is a toxic substance.
Grain and seed are owned by corporations. Livestock is surveyed
and tracked illegally, and we the farmer, are fined, harassed,
prosecuted and our property subject to confiscation without hearing or
warrant. All I want to do is get up in the morning to a rooster
crowing, enjoy the sunshine and live as a free American, in what was
once the land of the free, but now is the home of the forgotten brave,”
said Jauson King of Corning.
Ms. King owns 30 acres. She produces hay crop, has 1,000 poultry
livestock including ducks, ginnies, and chickens, and also owns on
longhorn, and two horses.
“I'm attracted to Ron Paul because he's a fiscal conservative, for
smaller government, and a supporter of the 10th Amendment. Ron
Paul wants to cut the EPA drastically which would mean less regulations
for our business and we could then produce foods at a lower
costs. We would like to focus more time on producing foods and
less on regulatory compliance,” said Marcus Hagensick of Monona.
Mr. Hagensick operates a third generation, 200-acre family owned dairy
farm his family has owned since the early 1940s. They milk 40
cows and also produce corn and hay.
“As a 34-year rancher, I say let farmers farm. I believe Ron Paul
will terminate paying farmers not to farm. Farmers can and should
produce alcohol for fuel, and the byproducts for livestock feed.
This country can no longer afford to pay people to sit at home and be
unproductive. Highly erodible land that shouldn't be farmed can
be grazed or grow timber. Idle people and idle land do not bode
well for my country. We have got to stop rewarding idleness,”
said Rodney Schmidt of Garden Grove, in reference to a U.S. Department
of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program provision.
Mr. Schmidt is retired now, and has sold most of his land. He
once owned 1,000 acres and was running 250 elk and herds of 30 to 45
buffalo. At one point Mr. Schmidt had the biggest elk ranch in
the Hawkeye State.
Ms. King and Messrs. Hagensick and Schmidt now serve on the “Farmers
for Ron Paul” national advisory board. As a first basic step,
those wanting to join the “Farmers for Ron Paul”coalition should visit www.RonPaul2012.com/Farmers