Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

AFBF Launches Election Toolkit for Voters

Podcasts / Newsline September 10, 2020

Credit: Getty Images 

The American Farm Bureau Federation is helping voters navigate the challenges of making sure their voice is heard in the 2020 election. Micheal Clements tells us about a new online toolkit to help farmers and ranchers.

Clements: The American Farm Bureau Federation’s iFarmiVote election toolkit gives farmers and ranchers all the information they need before voting. Michael Sistak, AFBF Grassroots Program Development Director, says you can register to vote and find ballot information by using the toolkit at fb.org/vote.

Sistak: The voter toolkit is provided to all Farm Bureau members and the public in general so that they can access their voter information for the 2020 election. They can look up who their candidates are, they can find out how to vote too, because with the COVID-19 pandemic, the way voting is going to happen this year is changing constantly.              

Clements: While there, Sistak says you can also pledge to vote in 2020.

Sistak: By pledging to vote, we are showing that the Farm Bureau family, our six million members nationwide are civically engaged and they’re going to vote. And when we ask them to take that pledge, we ask them to share that on social media and share the fb.org/vote link so that folks in their network can access that same voter information.

Clements: AFBF this week also released a presidential candidate questionnaire.

Sistak: It’s a side-by-side comparison of both President Trump’s and former Vice President Joe Biden’s responses to 12 specific policy questions, how they would handle issues important for the agriculture community and rural America.

Clements: find both under the Advocacy tab of fb.org. Micheal Clements, Washington.

Share This Article

Credit: Getty Images 

This week is Rail Safety week and the American Farm Bureau Federation is promoting safety tips for farmers and ranchers around railroad crossings.

Full Article
Credit: Anthony Quintano / CC BY 2.0 

The recently announced second round of coronavirus relief provides an additional $14 billion for farmers and ranchers.

Full Article