Campaigns focus on small business but not farm bill

Oct 31, 2012

Small business owner Daniel Finke of Moberly says fair trade is the most important issue to him this election when it comes to his company.
Small business owner Daniel Finke of Moberly says fair trade is the most important issue to him this election when it comes to his company.
Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Countdown to Election Day is upon us.

And while business development continues to surge as a hot topic this campaign season, the expired farm bill seems to have disappeared off candidates' radars completely. Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer has this report on just how much candidates are talking farm policy...in farm country.

By most accounts, Missouri is a pink state.

Not red. Not blue. Pink.

But, when one hundred small business owners in Missouri were asked which candidate was more supportive of small business, 35 percent chose President Barack Obama, 24 percent picked Gov. Mitt Romney, and 41 percent said they were unsure. That’s from a recent George Washington University and Thumbtack poll.

To learn more, I jetted up to Moberly to visit a small business owner and get his perspective. What issues matter most to him? And who was he voting for?