Politicians at Farm Progress Show

Cindy ZimmermanAg Leader, Audio, Farm Progress Show

Instead of kissing babies and giving speeches, the Iowa politicians at Farm Progress Show 2010 were mostly wearing hats and doing interviews as they walked through the show talking constituents or potential voters.

Iowa’s Senator Chuck Grassley spent some time checking out all the new technology on display at the show, between media interviews. In the photo, he is being interviewed by Michelle Rook, of WNAX in South Dakota.

In a quick interview with Chuck Zimmerman, the senator talked about energy policy as well as the looming expiration of tax cuts and increase in the estate tax and the impact that has for agriculture. By the way, since he is a high-tech guy, the senator even tweets! You can follow him at twitter.com/ChuckGrassley.

Listen to Chuck’s interview with the senator here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/farm-progress/fps-10-grassley.mp3″ text=”Interview With Senator Grassley”]

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fp10Also at the show today was former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad who is running for Governor again after serving a while back in the private sector. He literally dropped by because he was in the neighborhood, since he lives right near the Farm Progress show site in Boone County.

In an interview at the Pioneer tent, Branstad talked about how agriculture continues to be one of the bright spots in the Iowa economy: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/farm-progress/fps-10-branstad.mp3″ text=”Interview With Terry Branstad”]

Thanks to AgLeader Technology for helping to sponsor our coverage of the 2010 Farm Progress Show here on Precision.AgWired.com.