President Obama blew off the question and told the farmer to contact USDA.
(Politico)- At Wednesday’s town hall in Atkinson, Ill., a local farmer who said he grows corn and soybeans expressed his concerns to President Barack Obama about “more rules and regulatins” — including those concerning dust, noise and water runoff — that he heard would negatively affect his business.A POLITICO reporter took Obama's advice. Let's just say he couldn't get a straight answer from anyone. Read what happens here.
The president, on day three of his Midwest bus tour, replied: “If you hear something is happening, but it hasn’t happened, don’t always believe what you hear.”
When the room broke into soft laughter, the president added, “No — and I’m serious about that.”
Saying that “folks in Washington” like to get “all ginned up” about things that aren’t necessarily happening (“Look what’s comin’ down the pipe!”), Obama’s advice was simple: “Contact USDA.”