Farm Women United (FWU) submitted a series of farm, dairy crisis, and food related questions to the two candidates running in the special election for the 12th Congressional district seat vacated by the resignation of former Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA). FWU had originally invited both candidates, Fred Keller (R) and Marc Friedenberg (D), to attend a "Farm-Food Forum: Meet the Candidates" event scheduled to be held at the Montoursville Area High School, on April 27, 2019, so that the public could attend the event to hear directly from the candidates how they responded to the FWU questions that Mr. Keller and Mr. Friedenberg were to receive in advance. The public "Farm-Food Forum" would also have allowed the audience some time to ask the candidates some of their own questions about federal farm, dairy, and food policies affecting farmers, consumers, and the rural communities in the 12th Congressional district. Mr. Friedenberg accepted FWU's invitation to participate in the "Forum," but Mr. Keller declined to attend the event even though there was no scheduling conflict. FWU elected to send the questions to the candidates directly and is now publishing their responses for public scrutiny so the citizens can see where these candidates stand on vital federal agricultural policies that threaten the viability of rural communities and the consumers' fresh, local, food supply.