If the EC was designed to protect farmers, it's failing. Compare food output to voting power.
If the purpose of the EC were to protect farmers, California, Texas and Illinois are being short changed. And Wyoming, Alaska, and Rhode Island wouldn't enjoy such power. Also, we would adjust EVs as agricultural trends change, not as populations change.
Perhaps a system that decentralizes based on production of certain good would be valuable? I'm not sure that's the right solution either, as food production will continue to be automated, and will consolidate in the big industry states.
My point was that when the country is governed by those ellected solely from major urban centers who despise rural America, they will treat those rural Americans like shit. Major cities will starve in a manner of days without rural America to feed them, and disenfranchising people with access and knowledge of both chemistry and military grade small arms is a bad idea when you rely on them to feed you.