WASHINGTON, June 16, 2015 – Agri-Pulse Communications plans to launch a new series, “The Rural Route to the White House,” designed to cover the 2016 presidential campaign with a special focus on issues important to agriculture and rural America. The American Farm Bureau Federation will be the exclusive sponsor of this project.

“The 60 million hardworking farmers, ranchers and rural Americans who produce and process our food deserve to know how the man or woman who will be our next president stands on their issues,” explained Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “Food security is an integral part of national security.”

The Agri-Pulse editorial team will follow each candidate through the primaries and into the general election, providing an in-depth look at their respective positions on issues like farm programs, conservation, immigration, renewable energy, trade and taxes.

Starting in July, readers will be able to find profiles on each candidate on www.Agri-Pulse.com,as well as a series of articles addressing the changing politics of Rural America and a closer look at how rural leaders are interacting with the candidates. In addition, Agri-Pulse will conduct two national opinion polls in conjunction with this project.

Wyant says the Agri-Pulse editorial team is uniquely positioned to cover candidates, with offices in Washington, D.C. and rural Missouri, and contributors all across the United States. Agri-Pulse has the largest group of editors focused primarily on agricultural and rural policy in the nation.

“Farmers and ranchers, in general, and Farm Bureau members, especially, are informed on policy issues and individually engaged in the political process,” said Bob Stallman, American Farm Bureau president. “We are pleased to sponsor Agri-Pulse’s coverage of the presidential campaign, to help ensure that rural voices are heard during this campaign season.”


For more information, go to: www.Agri-Pulse.com