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· Trump, Biden outline agricultural priorities in AFBF questionnaire
· President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden Respond to Farm Bureau Questionaire on Ag and Rural Issues
Trump, Biden outline agricultural priorities in AFBF questionnaire
By Amie Simpson, Brownfield
September 9, 2020
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden revealed priorities for rural America and the agriculture industry in a questionnaire by American Farm Bureau.
The candidates responded with their stances on trade, labor, regulatory reform, sustainability and climate change, and more.
AFBF President Zippy Duvall says the industry is facing many challenges and it’s critical that members understand where the presidential candidates stand on issues important to rural America.
Trump focused on his first-term accomplishments on trade deals, implementing farm bill programs, and working to streamline the current H2A program. He highlighted a commitment to a science-based approach to regulation and says any new sustainability or climate requirements must be science-based and not result in tighter profit margins for farmers.
Biden focused on sustainability and improving rural communities. He says he’s committed to building a more resilient and sustainable economy and investing in agriculture and conservation. Biden says his administration would also rebuild the middle class, work with farmers to achieve net-zero emissions, and rely on experts for policies and regulation.
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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden Respond to Farm Bureau Questionaire on Ag and Rural Issues
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF)
09 Sep 2020
A new look into the priorities for rural America of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is revealed in responses to a questionnaire distributed by the American Farm Bureau Federation. AFBF asked the Republican and Democratic candidates to respond with their stances on several topics directly affecting America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities, including trade, labor, regulatory reform and sustainability.
“The views of Farm Bureau members are as diverse as the food that is grown in this country, but we share the same goal of choosing leadership that will help America thrive,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We are at a crucial time for agriculture as we navigate the challenges of a global pandemic, trade wars and depressed markets. It is important for our members to understand where the presidential candidates stand on issues important to rural America.”
President Trump’s responses focus largely on his first-term accomplishments. He pledges a science-based approach to regulation going forward. He commits to addressing the “rural/urban divide” and emphasizes support for voluntary conservation programs.
Former Vice President Biden’s responses focus heavily on environmental sustainability and improving prosperity in rural communities. He, too, pledges to rely on experts and scientists when it comes to policies and regulation. He commits to “rebuilding the middle class” and working with farmers to achieve net-zero emissions.
The questionnaire includes 12 questions...
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