- Large commodity producers
- Qualified Suppliers
- Niche Market Producers
Klinefelter also weighed in budget issues. His opinion is that is is very difficult to cut the federal budget without raising taxes because so much of the budget goes to defense, social security, medicare and medicaid, other mandatory spending, and interest on the national debt. Check out this chart.
Things he is expecting will affect agriculture in the near future are:
- Alternative Energy
- Biotechnology and Biofuels
- Information and Communication
- Engineering and Technology including guidance, GIS, and GPS
He says that regulation will continue to affect farms and farming. He quotes Mike Boehlje who says that legislation that affects farmers negatively will come out of non-ag related committees in Congress.