Energy Independence: Lawmakers say now is the time to reduce reliance on foreign sources

Farmers are particularly vulnerable to high energy prices, and after a drastic reduction in domestic energy output over the last few years and renewed tension in the Middle East, a number of ag lawmakers are concerned about the potential impact of rising costs.

RFD-TV’s Christina Loren has the report from Washington, D.C.

You can catch the rest of the interview on Champions of Rural America, Monday, December 4th at 6 PM Central.

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