Every election year, farmers and ranchers turn out and vote in high numbers. But this not a typical election year. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing changes in voting places, days and hours, Farm Bureau is working to keep voters informed about the candidates, the polling places—all the information needed to vote in 2020.
The information at iFarmiVote updates each time a state has a change in its voting procedures, so Farm Bureau members who use the website are always getting the most up-to-date information on how to vote safely in their state.
Farmers understand as well as anyone how important it is to make our voices heard. The policies enacted by those we elect affect our ability to grow America’s food and to keep our farms in our families.
The American electoral process is still the best in the world. It’s government of, by and for the people. But only if the people take part in it. So we’re asking Farm Bureau members to take the pledge at iFarmiVote—a pledge to show that Farm Bureau members are engaged.
With two weeks to go until Election Day, Nov. 3, let’s all pledge to be informed, to do whatever it takes to make our voices heard, and to vote for the candidates who will stand up for us.
Let’s declare, loud and clear, “I farm, and I vote!”
Vincent “Zippy” Duvall, a poultry, cattle and hay producer from Greene County, Georgia, is the 12th president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.