10-13-16 Farm Foundation: Food and Agriculture Platforms of the Presidential Candidates Forum on Oct. 19th

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Farm Foundation: Food and Agriculture Platforms of the Presidential Candidates Forum on Oct. 19th

All of the audio from October 19th’s Forum on the food/ag platforms of the two Presidential candidates is available now featuring: 

  • Kathleen Merrigan, former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture represented Hillary Clinton.
  • Sam Clovis, who is Co-Chair of the Trump Campaign

The moderator was Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman. 


OAK BROOK, IL Oct. 7, 2016: The food and agricultural platforms of Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the subject of the Farm Foundation® Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Farm Foundation, NFP is partnering the Farm Journal’s AgDay Television in presenting this Forum.
For the last two presidential election cycles, Farm Foundation has provided this opportunity for the candidates, or their representatives, to focus discussions specifically on issues important to agriculture and rural communities. As a non-partisan organization, Farm Foundation has an important role in providing this opportunity for voters to learn more about the specific elements of the respective candidates’ food and agricultural platforms.

Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman will moderate the discussion with representatives of the two campaigns. Former Sen. Mark Pryor will represent the Clinton campaign. Representing the Trump campaign will be Ag Advisor Charles Herbster and Campaign Co-chair Sam Clovis. Each campaign will give opening comments, followed by questions and discussion with the audience.
The Forum will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT at the Holeman Lounge in the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. Please note, the start time is an hour earlier than the normal Forum start time.
A free, live audiocast will also be available. Participants in the live audiocast hear all the discussions and can submit questions.
There is no charge to participate in the Oct. 19 Forum, but registration is requested.
  • Register HERE if you plan to attend the Forum in person at the National Press Club.
  • Register HERE to participate in the live audiocast. Audiocasting is made possible by a grant from Farm Credit.
Who should participate in the Forum: People with an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics and members of the media.
The Forum: Farm Foundation, NFP organizes these public forums to engage all stakeholders in informed dialogue on food, agricultural and rural policies. Participants examine current policies, explore and analyze alternative policy options, and give voice to new proposals.
Audio from the session will be posted on the Farm Foundationwebsite. Presentations and audio files from past Forum sessions are also available at the website.

The Oct. 19, 2016, Forum will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT at the

National Press Club

529 14th Street NW

Washington, D.C.


To attend the Forum

in person 

To participate via live audiocast


There is no charge to participate.



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