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Sinking the farm bill

May 25, 2018 --

Farm Bureau

American political history is filled with examples of politicians who seemed to forget who put them in office, turned their backs on agriculture and rural America, and paid the price at the ballot box. In the 2016 elections, an incumbent member of Congress from Kansas lost his primary race when farmers and ranchers turned out in droves and let him know that voting against the 2014 farm bill was a critical mistake. On the flip side, rural America turned out in a big way in November 2016 and helped put President Trump in office—demonstrating that rural America still packs an influential punch.



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