How can we simultaneously tell people about NAIS and get them on our side?

A friend recently wrote that she�s been in the market for a new truck. She goes to the dealers and talks to them as she shops. You know how it goes. You hem. They haw.

She says, “You know, I really should get one, and I need one, but with this whole NAIS thing, maybe I can�t get it because of what it�ll mean for my farm. Heck, if I buy this truck now and the government forces me out of business in the next few years, I might be in a real pickle, financially, if I�ve got the note on this truck to think about.”

The dealer naturally starts asking questions and my friend tells them the whole story. She then directs them to and mentions that this really could affect truck sales in the area, since it could spell a lot of financial hurt for local farmers. If, after all, there aren�t farmers with animals, why have trailers to put them in or big trucks to pull those trailers with? An impassive agnostic who would otherwise have no interest in the NAIS has just been turned into someone with a something lose.

She doesn�t stop there, though. She said that this works with anything that has a landowner/farmer incentive, like down at the local hardware store. How about Tractor Supply or the Co-op? Jeffers is another example (and a perfect one since they currently offer tagging equipment on their website, never realizing how the system requiring these products could detrimentally affect their business, long term).

“These,” she said, “are businesses that need to know. If the USDA and all those pushing the NAIS have their way, businesses that depend on farmers to buy their products stand to lose a lot of money! Money talks, and I�m just speaking the language.”