Few in the industry are counting on this year’s election to end the gridlock in Washington, said AEM Senior Vice President Nick Yaksich in an interview last week at the National Farm Machinery Show.
Speaking with farm broadcaster Max Armstrong, Yaksich noted that there’s still an unwillingness in Washington “to do something big, where there’s a give-and-take, winners and losers.”
Yaksich also said it was critical for agriculture groups to work together in Washington.
“There’s a lot of voices in Washington, a lot of groups working against agriculture,” he said. “When we point out one subsidy over another, one tax break over another, we’re kind of eating ourselves.”
Due to the difficulty of accomplishing anything in Washington, Yaksich said there will be more action at the state level.
“Because you’re on the front lines there, you can get more done. It’s more satisfactory in terms of public service,” he said.