Trump Ag Advisor Appearance Polarizes AgriTalk Panel

September 30, 2016 01:51 PM
Trump Ag Advisor Appearance Polarizes AgriTalk Panel

With the presidential election looming, many in agriculture are wondering which candidate’s platform will better suit their needs. 

On AgriTalk Thursday, Sam Clovis, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s chief ag advisor, talked several issues important to the ag sector, including immigration, WOTUS, and TPP. 

Some of the topics Clovis explored has polarized the AgriTalk free-for-all panel consisting of Chip Flory, Jim Wiesemeyer, and John Phipps.

In a heated exchange between Flory and Phipps, Phipps said there’s “no reason to believe that any of the things Mr. Clovis talked about would go farther than the radio program.”

Listen to the segment here:

On the other hand, Flory expressed that there needs to be an element of faith and belief in the Democratic process. 

“You’ve got to trust the process at some point,” said Flory. “We’re to that point.”

Phipps suggested Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton could have Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, speak on her behalf on her agricultural policies. 

AgriTalk is expecting someone from the Clinton campaign to appear on the show to represent her ideas and proposed policies and how it will affect agriculture. 

Listen Clovis's appearance on AgriTalk here:

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Spell Check

Vern Mello
Fresno, CA
10/1/2016 03:12 PM

  A huge issue that is not making headlines is the process that has begun to eliminate The CA independent milk price system. It means that there will be no open market component in the national milk pricing system. I believe that the independent price system is being politically traded to continue the CA two price quota system. The language to set this up made into the last farm bill.