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Farmers and Older Iowans Weigh In Ahead Of Election Day

Tiffany Tertipes
Four voters weigh in on the issues most important to them just days ahead of the election.

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer continues a series of conversations with voters across identities in the lead up to Election Day.

Kieffer is joined by Democratic and Republican voters in the agriculture sector, as well as two voters over the age of 65.

Also, conversations with two journalists covering rural communities in the state.


  • Suzanne Castello, cattle producer and crop farmer, Jasper and Poweskiek Counties
  • Bill Couser, cattle producer and founder of the Lincoln Way Energy Ethanol Plant, Neveda
  • Ty Rushing, managing editor, Northwest Iowa Review
  • John Kooiker, Hull
  • Carmen Hernandez, Dubuque
  • Doug Burns, co-owner and columnist, Carroll Times Herald


Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River