You can’t turn on a U.S. news program and avoid witnessing the political polarization of America in front of your eyes. The current presidential election between Trump and Clinton has been like no other, and the debate last Monday was just one example.
Although you wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media coverage, both candidates actually have agriculture platforms to which agricultural media and farmers are paying attention and weighing their options.
As many of you have heard, trade has taken it on the chin during the election with Trump (Republican!) saying NAFTA is the ‘single worst trade deal ever approved in this country.’ With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in jeopardy, Canadian farmers are concerned as to how the U.S. election could impact Canadian international policy.
Shaun Haney spoke to DTN’s Ag Policy Editor, Chris Clayton about the the election, the agriculture platforms of each candidate, and what to make of the future of the TPP in this election bonanza in the land of the free: