ISSUE DATE: 10/29/2012
By Larry Dreiling
In a closely polled election campaign, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are sparing few resources to claim victory.
That includes perhaps the most detailed accounting of agricultural positions by two candidates in years.
As a candidate in 2008, Obama outlined a lengthy rural position statement on his candidate website. He repeats that sort of statement in 2012. Romney recently released a statement on his vision for a vibrant rural America on his candidate website.
The American Farm Bureau Federation also issues a questionnaire to the candidates. This year's was AFBF's longest, showing energy issues and farm policy as driving forces in the candidate's responses. The environment, labor and taxes were also issues on which AFBF sought responses from the candidates. The responses were highly detailed.
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Agricultural investment conference, trade show to open Oct. 29 Agritourism industry thrives during peak fall season America Needs Farmers raises awareness through football Fuels America coalition supports protecting America's Renewable Fuel Standard Getting the most out of your soil tests Grazing grain sorghum stalks Kansas Corn promotes E15 during NASCAR event KDA visits Eudora's Farm to School facilities on Kansas Food Day KFAC, KFB to host Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops K-State announces upcoming ag events Local Food Connections Workshop is Nov. 19 Nov. 16 is EQIP application evaluation cutoff Researchers strengthen gene in soybeans Sorghum Producers Association announces annual scholarship Wichita Farm and Ranch Show set for Nov. 6 to 8
2013 Cattle Industry Convention, NCBA Trade Show advance registration open Beef + Transparency = Trust Carcass data project winners named Cattle on feed numbers released Cattle stolen in Riley County Cattlemen still waiting for herd expansion to begin Cattlemen's Beef Board CEO named 2013 Eisenhower USA Fellow Developing a newborn calf nutrition program Funds raised for American Junior Shorthorn Association KEY Conference Japan's Olympic Chefs team chooses U.S. beef for international culinary event Jersey All Americans to be crowned in November Jersey Youth Academy accepting applications NCBA urges EPA to waive the ethanol mandate OSU Totusek Lectureship to feature animal scientist Ranchers remain cautious about rebuilding herds Uniform higher quality: Move toward consumer target boosts beef industry USDA program offers new opportunities for small meat, poultry processors Vesicular stomatitis quarantines released
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AFGC Forage Conference to focus on recovery National Grazing Lands Conference heads to Orlando in December Pasture, Rangeland, Forage program reporting date is Nov. 15
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