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Published August 22, 2011, 05:02 AM

Obama heads to rural America

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s three-day Midwestern bus tour the week of Aug. 15 gave him an opportunity to invite farm and rural leaders who are likely to help him get re-elected to a White House-sponsored event. It also has given him a chance to hear directly about those issues that rural Americans say the administration has not handled very well and could pose problems in convincing them to vote for him in 2012.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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