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Backstory: 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

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.

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