For pointing out the truth. For pointing out the lack of reward that our farmers get. For reiterating the unbalance between big corporate business and the small family farm.
So what's the story.
Farm News accepted Rick Friday's cartoon for publication, as usual for the past 20 years. Yes, it got published. The next day it was yanked off the online magazine. Mr Friday was notified that he had been fired due a complaint received from a seed dealer, whose identity the magazine has kept secret.
So much for freedom of speech, amendment rights, speaking the truth.
It's not like Mr Friday's cartoons have never poked fun at anyone or any ag company in the past. Going back through the years of archives, there are plenty of examples of just that. But suddenly the wrong CEO got its nose tweaked, got the truth exposed. Little guy gets squashed. Huuusssh....don't let the little farmers know how they stand in regard to the giant incomes awarded the big Ag CEOs. Ssssshhhh. Don't tell us that the opinion of one giant Corp carries far more weight than thousands and thousands of readers and farmers. Sssh. Don't let the people know.