Those who are in agriculture understand that one of the greatest hardships they could ever encounter is the bureaucracy of government - that is to say the over regulation that makes it tough to make a living. Sometimes the government tells them to not sell their crops into the market, and to store it.
Other times the government decides to outlaw a certain fertilizer. Then the government mandates what type of crop you can use on their own property, and under what circumstances you can grow them.
The general public is okay with this because they trust the government to make the right decisions, but anyone who's a farmer or in agriculture knows the reality, and much of the mandated legislation which is put forth, put forth by fear tactics, and voted on by misinformed legislators.
Worse, there is a complete difference between the way of life in the urban areas, and that on the rural plains. Folks that do not understand agriculture are busy complaining, an d asking the government to change rules and regulations concerning agriculture.
In the ag business overregulation is one of the biggest problems. When farmers cannot use the right pesticides, or fertilizers, or even the types of GMO crops which would reduce insect challenges, they get hit with an onslaught of ruined crops from pests. Next, there are the Droughts, water rationing, and a constant fight between agriculture water use, and the folks in the city who demand their water be delivered on time and without fail.
And yet there is another thing that ruins Crops, probably even faster than the government regulators, the insects, or the droughts and that is dust. If there are areas where the vegetation is gone near farmers fields, and the wind blows the dust on the crops, the leaves on the crops cannot produce at the same volume, they cannot uptake the sunlight, and this causes havoc on crop yields.
It also requires more water, but the dust is constantly bl owing it's almost impossible to do adequate farming. In many places they take crude oil and spread around on the dirt roads between the crops, as this totally keeps the dust down. But now government regulators and concerned environmentalists won't even let them do that.
It's as if it's a Catch-22 and a double whammy, and still the people of the city demand more food be produced, but they don't want any water to be used, they want their food to be perfect, and they want the lowest price possible. It's amazing when you think about it, and this is what the modern day farmer has to deal with. I hope you will please consider this.