Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Agriculture and the Caucuses

The national media tends to perpetuate a myth that presidential candidates are always pandering to Iowa farmers. As I have followed this campaign very closely throughout the year, I've found that is simply untrue.

With a few exceptions, it's been tough to catch a candidate talking in depth about agriculture. They just don't talk about it or get asked about it very much.

Yesterday I interviewed Iowa Farmers Union president Chris Petersen for an article on Iowa Independent. Petersen has generally been disappointed with the discussion of ag issues during the campaign, but says some of the candidates are now starting to see the light. Here's a link to the article.

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