Presidential Candidates and Agriculture

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, General, Georgia, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

Agriculture collageThe presidential candidates are largely at odds over key issues that affect farming and rural America. Hillary Clinton has said she would continue to spend money on commodity payments, crop insurance and disaster aid for family farms that need help in disasters or other tough times. Donald Trump is expected out with specifics on his farm policy in the coming days, but has already proposed ending the Estate Tax, cutting corporate taxes, freezing regulations, limiting immigration and renegotiating trade deals. Clinton, like Trump, opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal likely worth billions in new farm exports.

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(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters News Service)