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Farmers Rally Obama Foodies
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Oct 31, 2012 07:11 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Two Iowa farmers have launched their own internet campaign to encourage farmers and foodies to vote for President Barack Obama.

Matt Russell and Patrick Standley are concerned that neither President Barack Obama's re-election campaign nor groups that champion local and regional agriculture are working hard enough to point out that the Obama administration has promoted both small farm agriculture and conventional industrial farming.

"Coyote Run Farm, our 110-acre diversified farm marketing 100% of our production to local customers, is depending on the kind of support the Obama administration is providing to agriculture," Russell and Standley wrote in ...

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