Presidential race called for Biden, NFU reacts
The presidential race this morning was called for Joe Biden – by the Associated Press. 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 American 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.
Brownfield Ag News has reached out to the American Farm Bureau Federation for their reaction.