Presidential race called for Biden; NFU & AFBF react

The presidential race this morning was called for Joe Biden – by the major news networks. In the fourth day of vote counting, Biden received enough electoral votes to bring him over the 270 needed to win.

National Farmers Union president Rob Larew says the vision President-elect Biden has for America overlaps NFU’s vision in many respects. Larew says the last four years haven’t been to kind to family farmers and ranchers.

He says NFU looks forward to Biden making good on his campaign promises of rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, providing farmers and ranchers tools they need for climate-smart practices, and revitalizing rural economies. Larew says other Biden promises include antitrust regulation enforcement, strengthening the Affordable Care Act and alleviating racial inequalities in agriculture.

Many farmers and rural Americans voted for President Trump and Biden won by a thin margin.

American Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall said in a Twitter video they look forward to working with the Biden administration on big challenges facing farmers.

AFBF election statement November 6, 2020

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