RALEIGH: Today, candidate for U.S. Senate Cheri Beasley visited Sharp Family Farms, a family owned and operated farm in Wilson County, to hear from local farmers about how she can best support them and North Carolina’s agriculture industry in the U.S. Senate.
“Agriculture is a critically important industry here in North Carolina, and our farmers feed North Carolinians across the state and country. But many farmers have been struggling amid rising costs and challenges with our supply chains – some fertilizers have even tripled in cost since last summer, and that impacts farmers’ and their communities’ bottom lines,” said Cheri Beasley. “I’m grateful to have visited Sharp Family Farms today here in Sims and have had the chance to speak with the Sharp family on how I can best support them in the Senate. The bottom line is we need a Senator laser-focused on lowering costs and standing up for farmers and that’s what I will do.”
Cheri’s visit to Sharp Family Farms is part of her “Standing Up for North Carolina” tour to reach voters across the state, including roundtables focused on hearing from small business owners, community conversations on issues that matter to North Carolinians like lowering costs and creating a Made-in-America economy, tours of vocational and training facilities, North Carolina companies, and more.
Agriculture is North Carolina’s largest industry and a vital part of our nation’s economy. Cheri will work to strengthen and grow opportunities for North Carolina farmers by supporting common sense policies on trade and tariffs that protect North Carolina jobs, hold meatpacking monopolies accountable for price gouging, and expand markets and access to credit for our farmers. Cheri will also work to expand equitable access to capital in our small towns to end discriminatory policies that have historically had a disproportionate impact on African American farmers.