Monday, July 28, 2008

Candidates Talk about Ag

Candidates pledge support for farmers
By Ted Shelsby On the farm
July 27, 2008

Like everyone else, farmers have a stake in the presidential election.

With this in mind, officials of the American Farm Bureau Federation invited presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain to speak by teleconference to their recent Council of Presidents meeting in Washington.

Each of the candidates pledged continued support for American agriculture.The following excerpts from their presentations were included in a news release from the bureau, a 6.2 million-member farm lobbying organization representing all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Read More

Energy and food policy are two extremely important components to our security and success as a nation. It seems rare to hear the presidential candidates talk about agriculture in the media, but it is very important that we know how each of them will affect our industry. In this article each of the candidates touches on a few of the issues affecting agriculture.

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