Farm policy resonates with a core agriculture audience; however, those issues didn’t break through to a larger audience in Tuesday’s election. “As we’ve made rural parts of our country more red and urban parts more blue, you have people in urban areas deciding ag policy, said Blois Olson, a political analyst speaking at the Minnesota Ag and Food Summit in Minneapolis. The Election Day loss of Minnesota 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson and Minnesota House Agriculture Committee Chair Jeanne Poppe was part of the discussion. “Did voters in either of those districts ever understand what they were going to lose?”
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