Focus on Farm Policy: The Food and Agriculture Platforms of the 2020 Presidential Candidates
October 13, 2020
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
Pam Johnson, sixth-generation Iowa farmer and former president of the National Corn Growers Association
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