Joe Biden’s election as president raises new questions for a U.S. farm sector whipsawed by turbulent years under President Trump.

Some farmers said they worry a Democratic White House will mean stricter environmental regulations and other restrictions are on the way after the Trump administration eased rules governing water quality, meatpacking-plant operations, genetically engineered crops and greenhouse-gas emissions.

“We have a fear of going backwards,” said Richard Guebert, who raises corn, wheat and soybeans near Ellis Grove, Ill., and serves as president of the Illinois Farm Bureau, a trade group.


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