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MFB Announces Trump Endorsement at Michigan Rally
Michigan Ag Connection - 10/16/2020

Michigan Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, announced their AgriPac 'Friend of Agriculture' endorsement of President Donald Trump during a campaign event hosted at the Weir Family Farm in rural Jackson County.

Trump campaign advisor Lara Lea Trump, and Trump 2020 Senior Adviser Katrina Pierson were at Weir Family Farm in rural Jackson County for a Trump campaign rally, where Michigan Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization representing more than 40,000 Michigan farm families, announced its endorsement of President Trump.

In making the announcement, MFB President Carl Bednarski, a Tuscola County farmer, said the endorsement was the result of unanimous recommendations from 63 county Farm Bureaus as part of the organization’s grassroots candidate evaluation process.

"It should be no surprise that our members stand with President Trump and support his re-election," Bednarski said. "President Trump and his administration have been committed to Michigan farmers from the day he took office."

Bednarski said Farm Bureau members placed a strong emphasis on the partnership between production agriculture and the Trump administration, including EPA and USDA, over the last four years in addressing long-standing trade issues and needed regulatory reform.

"The Trump administration's attention and concern for agriculture throughout overdue and tough trade negotiations with China, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, have been nothing short of impressive," Bednarski said.

According to Bednarski, even though farmers experienced the economic brunt of retaliatory tariffs imposed by China on many major American-produced commodities, agriculture took the long view in achieving positive and fair-trade agreements.

As a result, Bednarski said the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, for example, will support mutually beneficial fair trade leading to robust economic growth for Michigan agriculture and increasing U.S. agricultural exports by $2 billion annually.

In response to a recent American Farm Bureau Federation questionnaire, Bednarski said Trump demonstrated a continued commitment to a science-based approach to regulatory reform over the next four years and emphasized support for voluntary conservation programs.

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