The Rolla Daily News- Missouri Farmers Endorse Hulshof for Governor
Farmers of Missouri embraced Kenny Hulshof Tuesday as the American Farm Bureau endorsed the candidate for Missouri Governor at Dr. Dan Browns Veterinary Clinic located at 407 W. 4th Street.
The purpose of the address was to discuss issues affecting agriculture and rural communities.
"I am a farmer, son of a farmer, grandson of a farmer, and I grew up with my hands in the dirt," Kenny Hulshof said.
Calling himself an "unapologetic republican," he said that he voted against the bailout twice, wants to do away with the death tax, and that he believes in the 2nd Amendment, eminent domain and is pro-life.
"These issues set me apart from my opponent," Hulshof said.
Holshof also expressed his interest in a project at Missouri S&T to turn algae into biofuel.
Hulshof was honored with a Golden Plow award, given by the American Farm Bureau to one member of the U.S. House of Representatives and one member of the U.S. Senate.
"I am proud to stand with Kenny Hulshof and recognize his service that is above and beyond the call of duty," President of the Farm Bureau Charlie Kruse said at the presentation. "I am impressed with the traits of Kenny Hulshof; integrity, honesty, compassion, and the two most important, common sense and courage. He has these characteristics because of his upbringing. He is a farmer."
The stop in Rolla was part of an itinerary where Kruse is "endorsing Hulshof and taking him on a tour of the state Tuesday and Wednesday," said Chuck Meadows from the Farm Bureau.
"The Farm Bureau is one of the few left in Missouri and is one of the largest in the United States," said Meadows
Among those present at the endorsement were State Representative Bob May, Sheriff Don Blankenship and Darren Lingle who was representing Jo Ann Emerson's office.
Other stops on the itinerary for the rural tour are the Bassett Farm two miles south of Dixon on MO Route 28, a stop in West Plains where he will meet up with Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, and Moutain Grove, Marshfield, Lebanon and Joplin.