2020 Presidential Candidates: Stances on U.S. Agricultural Issues


I must admit: I’ve been wanting to post about this topic for a while, but haven’t had the time to put everything together. Luckily, my colleague Vince Smith and his co-author Joe Glauber put together a detailed policy paper that describes the background of various issues and stances of seven presidential candidates. The infographic below presents a summary of these stances for the President and four Democratic nominee front-runners. For much more information, I would encourage reading the policy paper, “The Future of US Agricultural and Rural Development Policy: Where Do the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand?”

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Download the PDF infographic file here

(Photo by DonkeyHotey is licensed under CC BY 4.0)



About Author

Dr. Anton Bekkerman is a former associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. He currently serves as the director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Bekkerman's primary areas of research are grain marketing, basis and price forecast modeling, understanding how grain prices are affected by changes in supply chain infrastructures and quality demands, and analyzing the economic trade-offs of adopting alternative dryland cropping systems in Montana. Although Bekkerman grew up on the east coast, he had made a small step toward production agricultural after ranching a flock of six backyard chickens.

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