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Backstory: Connecting with candidates on farm policy issuesBackstory: Connecting with candidates on farm policy issues

The Around Farm Progress Podcast offers a behind-the-scenes look at getting presidential candidates to share their thoughts on ag issues

Willie Vogt

September 11, 2020

What are the major party presidential candidates' positions on critical farm issues? Good question, in fact 10 good questions asked by two Farm Progress staffers to get more insight ahead of the November election.

Holly Spangler, editor, Prairie Farmer, and Jacqui Fatka, policy editor for Farm Futures and Feedstuffs, share a look behind the curtain at creating a major feature by connecting with the campaign staffs of both Trump and Biden. The result is, posted Friday, Sept. 11 is Trump and Biden: What solutions do they bring to ag?

The feature offers insight on key policy issues of importance to farmers. Holly and Jacqui discuss some of the interesting details of the process of working with the candidates' staffs. And they offer some added perspective on what they learned.

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The Trump and Biden campaigns had to answer specific questions from Farm Progress to help shine a light on their perspective of key issues facing farmers.

About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Executive Director, Content and User Engagement

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology advancements for more than 40 years. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied. His work has involved launches of several new products in agriculture during his career, and he continues to work to help farmers keep up with what's new.

As editorial director, he works with the Farm Progress staff as they strive to help farmers succeed in an ever-changing agricultural environment.

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