Bluestem is spending the day at our world headquarters in Maynard pickling and freezing green beans, since our garden has ceased to be horticulture and entered the realm of magical realism, at least as far as our harvest goes.
Fortunately, The Update is streaming both the United States Senate and congresional candidates' forums.
The participants, via Farmfest's schedule:
U.S. Senate Candidate's Forum on Agriculture & Rural Issues
A panel of agriculture media representatives will pose questions to the candidates on a variety of issues affecting farmers and rural families.
MODERATOR: Emery Kleven, Farm Director, MN Farm Network
Senator Al Franken (D)
Mike McFadden (R)
Jim Abeler (R)
Kevin Terrell (I)
David Carlson (R)
Congressional Candidate's Forum on Agriculture & Rural Issues
A panel of agriculture leaders representing various farm organizations and commodity groups will pose questions to the candidates on a variety of issues affecting agriculture and rural communities.
Emery Kleven, Farm Director, MN Farm Network
Congressman Collin Peterson (D), Seventh
Torrey Westrom (R), Seventh
Congressman Tim Walz (D), First
Aaron Miller (R), First
Jim Hagedorn (R), First
Mike Obermueller (D), Second
Tom Emmer (R), Sixth
Joe Perske (D), Sixth
Rhonda Sivaraja (R), Sixth
Congressman Rick Nolan (D), (Eighth)
John Denney (I)
Here's the livestream: video (click on the small "play" arrow in the lower lefthand corner to watch the embedded video below)
Photo: Collin Peterson, via Politico.
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