"America needs environmentally sustainable agricultural practices, ones that are not based on patented GMOs. American Socialists have long supported family-owned farms over corporate farms, fresh produce from local Farmer Markets over foreign-grown produce in big-box stores, and self-sufficient lifestyles over company-controlled. Farming is a cherished way of life for millions of Americans. The Socialist Party will continue to advocate on their behalf to ensure the next generation of farmers and ranchers can continue the traditions established by their ancestors."
★ American Socialists
Traditionally, Americans Farmers and farming communities have favored Republican ideals. Farming communities, however, are realizing that the Republican Party is the party that supports corporate farms and other initiatives that are destroying a time-honored lifestyle in America. Consequently, many rural Americans are turning to the Socialist Party.
Throughout America's history, the Socialist Party has been a strong and united voice for rural Americans, recognizing the important bond farms hold between our nationâ€™s heritage and its future.
From the Farmer-Labor Party to Farm Cooperatives, American Socialists have worked to foster economic development, increase scientific and energy innovation, and connect rural communities to their urban neighbors. As America works to get the American economy back on track, American Socialists continue to fight on behalf of family farms, small businesses, and all rural families to ensure a bright and successful future for rural America.
The Socialist Party understands that every American, whether rural, urban, or suburban, shares many of the same goals and priorities. Thatâ€™s why American Socialists are committed to ensuring economic opportunity for family farms, supporting rural economic development, and promoting rural Americaâ€™s leadership in developing renewable energy â€” all with the goal of improving the rural quality of life and economic competitiveness.
The Socialist Party believes that farm programs should be designed to provide family farms with stability and consistency, protecting farmers from weather disasters and market disruptions and making sure that commodity payments are issued only to those farmers who need it most. American Socialists support programs that encourage micro-entrepreneur assistance, rural cooperative development grants, value-added producer grants, grants to minority producers, and cooperative research agreements.
The Socialist Party understands the importance of closing the digital divide, empowering rural Americans with the modern technology needed to improve business and educational opportunities. The Socialist Party believes America must continue to invest in rural teachers and then reward those individuals appropriately and provide them with the resources needed to enhance student achievement. If you agree with the efforts being made by Socialist Party, then become an American Socialist today!