WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2020 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers is pleased to announce a partnership with Agri-Pulse to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2020 elections.

“When farmers and the broader agriculture economy are strong, our industry is strong,” said Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. “2020 will be the year of the manufacturing election and that’s going to matter to farmers and others in agriculture communities who rely on the equipment we build. 

“From long-term infrastructure investment to promoting free and fair trade, we need candidates this year who are going to support pro-manufacturing policies. That’s why we felt it was important to partner with Agri-Pulse this year on sponsoring their election coverage, their readers need to know what’s at stake and what candidates are talking about to address these issues,” Slater added.

“Agri-Pulse first launched in-depth election coverage for the 2016 cycle, and we plan to expand our reports and analysis under a new series called ‘Campaign 2020’,” said Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “This year’s coverage will explore important House and Senate races and take a close look at how the presidential campaigns are addressing farm policy and rural issues like infrastructure, trade, and rural healthcare. We will also be conducting a nationwide opinion poll and covering both presidential nominating conventions,” added Wyant.

“Agri-Pulse hopes to fill many of the gaps that rural media can no longer afford by making sure we are asking questions of presidential candidates with our own boots on the ground”, Wyant said. “It’s a big effort for our little company, but one that we feel is very worthwhile.” 

Campaign 2020 will launch Jan. 15 with a home page logo on www.Agri-Pulse.com as well as a specific landing page for all election coverage. 

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About Agri-Pulse: Agri-Pulse is the most trusted source for farm and rural policy information in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, CA,  providing a balanced perspective on a wide variety of issues including the farm bill, nutrition, trade, labor, food safety, water, environment, biotechnology, organic, conservation and crop insurance. Agri-Pulse publishes a subscription-only e-newsletter, the Agri-Pulse Daily Harvest early morning news summary, Agri-Pulse Daybreak, Agri-Pulse DriveTime podcast, and breaking news on www.Agri-Pulse.com.

About AEM: AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $188 billion combined to the U.S. and Canadian economies. AEM celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2019.

Media Contacts:

Sarah Wyant (Agri-Pulse)
573-873-0800
sarah@agri-pulse.com


Katrina Bishop (AEM)

202-285-6224
kbishop@aem.org

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