(Posted Thu. Oct 18th, 2012)
Oct. 18: Today, the National Corn Growers Association, a nonpartisan grassroots organization representing the interests of U.S. corn farmers, released responses submitted by presidential candidates Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney to an NCGA questionnaire on important issues facing rural communities and America’s farmers. The information provided by both candidates, and published by NCGA without editorial comment, is meant to help interested voters gain information on the issues that impact agriculture and rural America.
“While NCGA does not endorse a specific candidate, we do aim to provide clear, direct information about where the candidates stand on the issues that matter to farmers,” said NCGA President Pam Johnson. “Our members understand the magnitude of the impact that regulations and legislation can have on their farms. This understanding spurs them to political action, whether it be voting, volunteering or campaigning for the candidate that they choose. Every farmer must make his or her own decisions in the polling place, and we support them by promoting honest, open dialogue.”
To view the questions and candidate responses, click here.