Growing up, Kendra Kimbirauskas watched her parents struggle to make a living on their dairy farm. Instead of driving her away from farm life, though, this experience, combined with her knowledge of the politics behind food issues, only strengthened her feeling that “agriculture has been in my blood all my life.” Now, she raises heritage pigs on pasture at Goat Mountain Pastured Meats, and believes strongly in the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

“Lawmakers think if you’re not a farmer, you don’t have a say,” Kimbirauskas says. “But the truth is consumers have a stake in agricultural policy. Without consumers, farmers wouldn’t exist.”

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