And so it was really a technology transfer in ag science from the earliest of days.
Dr. Kondonassis believed that productivity increases in ag would do more for a poor country than trying to build factories because most people work in ag in poor countries (about 80%) and their productivity is so low.
Just one example is former La Plata County Commissioner J. Paul Brown, who is running for the Legislature on a platform of cutting federal spending, after taking over $175,000 in ag subsidies for his ranching operation in Southwestern Colorado.
But you are correct that the priorities are usually warped in ag policy.
What's my word ag'in 'the word o' P.J. Madden -- an 'no other evidence to show?