MFU VP says farmer challenges will persist regardless of election outcome

The vice president of Minnesota Farmers Union says agriculture will face immense challenges regardless of who wins the presidential election.

Bryan Klabunde, who grows corn and soybeans in Mahnomen County, tells Brownfield the phase one trade deal with China must be fulfilled and move into phase two.

“Now, if that’s the Trump Administration, hopefully they get it done. And if they don’t get it done, are they going to continue sending out Market Facilitation payments?”

He says the President acting on a whim versus sound policy is a big deal.

“Because we don’t know what the appetite for protecting farmers is going past the election in November. That could all change. We don’t know those things.”

Klabunde says whoever is president after the election will also have a huge challenge in helping protect American farmers and the way business is done in Rural America.

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