LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The
Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign announced new
members of its “Farmers for Ron Paul” nationwide coalition formed to
energize voters in America’s unrivaled agricultural sector.
The new “Farmers for Ron Paul” members hail from Warren, Pocahontas and
“I support Ron Paul for many reasons, but as a small Iowa farmer, I
support his stance that less government is what is needed and we need
Washington out of our lives and business. He strongly opposes the
National Animal Identification System (NAIS), which is just big
government trying to put yet another burden on the small farmer and
perhaps putting us out of business. In addition Ron Paul wants to
eliminate the EPA and restructure the FDA, both of which limit what we
can sell and how we go about selling it. Farmers need Ron Paul as
is the real deal, and he will stand up for our rights,” said David
Swaim of Milo.
Mr. Swaim and his wife have their farm for a year and a half. It
consists of 11 acres on which they produce poultry and hay. Mr.
is also a veteran from Iraq.
“Ron Paul is the only consistent candidate for president. He’s is
steadfast in his adherence to the Constitution and the Bill of
His Congressional record of never voting to increase taxes and
opposition to undeclared wars makes him the only appealing candidate to
both the mainstream GOP and the middle of the road independents opposed
to prolonged, undeclared wars. Dr. Paul would push to end
subsidies and government involvement in the free market of agricultural
products,” said Dale Roewe of Laurens.
Mr. Owens owns a 1,100-acre farm that has been in his family since
1882. The farm employs one person aside from Mr. Owens’s family,
produces corn and soybeans.
“Going back many, many administrations, government farm policies have
done nothing more than de-populate rural America. Recent food
created by corporate sized processing facilities led to the signing of
The Food Modernization and Safety Act, which came close to regulating
all food grown for human consumption. On June 9, 2011, Executive
No. 13575 established The White House Rural Council, with a mission to
‘... coordinate and increase the effectiveness of Federal engagement
with rural stakeholders, including agriculture organizations, small
businesses, education and training institutions health-care providers,
research and land grant institutions, law enforcement, State, local and
tribal governments, and non-governmental organizations regarding the
needs of rural America,’” said Jim Blitgen of Bellevue.
“This is way too much government where it does not belong. I
behind Ron Paul, as he is for less federal involvement that takes away
states' rights and more importantly my personal liberties. I do not
want to be told what to do on my land,” said Mr. Blitgen, who has owned
his farm since 1962.
Mr. Blitgen owns 90 acres and mostly produces alfalfa hay, but has an
acre dedicated to growing vegetables including tomatoes, squash,
onions, carrots, peppers, potatoes, whole oats and wheat. He also
4 horses. Mr. Blitgen is also something of a local hero as last
he helped ameliorate the damage caused by frightened horses running amok
at the 2010
annual Bellevue Parade.
Messrs. Swaim, Roewe and Blitgen now serve on the “Farmers for Ron
Paul” national advisory board. As a first basic step, those
join the “Farmers for Ron Paul”coalition should visit www.RonPaul2012.com/Farmers