Where’s their concern for agriculture?

Take a look at the Issues page of Republican Senate candidate Terrence Wall’s website. Notice anything missing?

Now take a look at the Issues page of Republican Senate candidate Dave Westlake’s website. Notice anything missing on that page?

If you noticed there’s no mention of agricultural issues, you’d be correct, and in a press release issued on Monday, Sen. Russ Feingold’s campaign asked Terrence Wall and Dave Westlake why they’re not talking about agriculture on their campaign websites. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin issued their own press release outlining Terrence Wall’s history as a farmer, and in honor of Terrence Wall’s tremendous exploits as a farmer, here’s “Greenway Acres”:

It’s worth noting that in 2008 Wisconsin had over ten million acres of cropland (10,116,279, to be exact), and 78,000 farms producing $3,491,204,000 in crops, so agriculture is clearly still a big deal in our state. It’s surprising that neither of Sen. Feingold’s Republican opponents think agriculture is an issue worth mentioning, because I’d beg to differ. It’s disappointing Terrence Wall and Dave Westlake don’t think enough of Wisconsin’s hardworking farmers and agricultural workers to discuss agriculture on their campaign websites, because Wisconsin has a rich history of agriculture, and it’s an issue worth mentioning.


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