I asked my “ag tweeps” on Twitter and this is what they had to say (in 140 characters or less):
@itweetmeat – “Greater food policy legislation.”
@allenlivingston – “I think Cap & Trade will be the biggest #ag policy issue 2010 – far reaching consequences.”
@Fastline – “Animal rights will continue to be huge. Maybe something more for the dairy folks?”
@LBC_Luke – “I think the biggest issue is climate change leg. Fewer acres=less food=higher food costs. + we will have 2.3bil more ppl by 2050.”
@ShaunHaney – “I think water is becoming the issue of choice.”
@Brunkow – “I think animal handling and treatment issues and leg. and props brought forth by anti-animal ag groups will be the #1 issue.”
@CowgirlOasis – “I’m not sure it’s the biggest but WATER and Water Rights for irrigation r always big in the Southwest.”
@BASFAgro and @iconicearth– “Probably #biodiversity, #sustainability and #climatechange.”
@laurahk2010 – “connection between #water issues -both quality and quantity – & climate change. Big implications for #ag I think.”
And here are what the folks in #agchat had to say last week.
So what do you think the biggest agriculture policy issue will be in 2010?