Max Armstrong talks more about Dan Glickman, who wasn't just a congress member, or secretary of agriculture. He also ran the Motion Picture Association. Glickman says that most of the political incentives don't favor consensus or compromise. "Party loyalty trumps devotion to country," he says in his book. The bottom line: you can find the space to work together if you don't make enemies with those you disagree with.
Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.