Focus on Farm Policy: The Food and Agriculture Platforms of the 2020 Presidential Candidates

October 13, 2020

Via Zoom

Watch the recording of the latest Farm Foundation Forum, Focus on Farm Policy: The Food and Agriculture Platforms of the 2020 Presidential Candidates.

This Forum took place Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CDT over Zoom. The moderated panel discussion examined the farm policies and positions from the campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, including agricultural trade, environmental policy and renewable fuels, estate taxes and succession, rural healthcare and other issues.

Clinton Griffiths, anchor of AgDay TV and editor of Farm Journal

Samuel H. Clovis, Jr., member of the Farmers and Ranchers for Trump Campaign Coalition and 2016 national campaign co-chair
Trump platform

Pam Johnson, sixth-generation Iowa farmer and former president of the National Corn Growers Association
Biden platform

Watch the recording here.

Resource Center on Presidential Candidate Ag Platforms

The resources below provide useful additional insight and perspective on the food and agriculture policy positions of each of the presidential campaigns. Farm Foundation is providing these links as a service to help voters, particularly those with a stake in food and ag issues, be more informed. As a non-partisan, objective organization, Farm Foundation does not endorse specific candidates or positions. If you have suggestions for other resources to add, please contact us.

Campaign Position Recaps

Webpage: Presidential Candidate Questionnaire. Source: American Farm Bureau Federation

Article: 2020 Presidential Race: The Candidates and Agriculture. Source: AgDaily

Article: Trump vs. Biden: Campaign Platforms. Source: Dirt to Dinner

Policy Priorities of Food & Ag Groups

Whitepaper: Presidential Campaign Briefing. Source: Ag CEO Council

Webpage: 2020 Public Policy Priorities. Source: Agricultural Retailers Association

PDF: Family Farming and the 2020 Election. Source: National Farmers Union

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