Trump addresses Farm Bureau, touts achievements

Jan 13, 2018, 03:32
Trump addresses Farm Bureau, touts achievements

But he did not talk about how to address the ongoing chronic labor shortage facing many farmers in America, many of whom rely on migrant workers to do delicate or labor-intensive farm work throughout the country.

President Donald Trump signs two presidential orders to increase access to broadband internet to rural America, in Nashville, Tenn., on January 8, 2018. He then touted how the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul helps working families, small businesses, and farmers. "From now on, most family farms will be spared the punishment of the deeply unfair estate tax so you can keep your farms in your families". "Years of crushing taxes, crippling regulations and corrupt politics left our communities hurting, our economy stagnant and millions of hardworking Americans completely forgotten".

"You deduct it all in one year as opposed to over many years", Trump said.

Trump is the first U.S. president to address the farmer's group in a quarter-century.

There are a number of ag leaders and lawmakers at the annual American Farm Bureau Federation conference this week in Nashville.

"Throughout our history farmers have always, always, always lead the way", the president told the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention Monday, in Nashville.

Farm groups and their allies in Congress are giving top priority to a strong crop insurance program in a farm bill that is expected to make few major changes in federal policy.

"From [day one], we've been working to deliver for America's farmers, just as they work every single day to deliver for us", the president said.

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Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden said, "Tennessee Republicans stand with President Trump and his commitment to farmers and rural communities across Tennessee".

Trump mentioned trade, which is something farmers have expressed concern about, especially the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump repeatedly hyped this executive order, which predominately focuses on efforts to speed up cellular tower citing on federal property.

The president had cut crop insurance in his budget last spring but later rescinded the cut.

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Trump formed the task force, which includes representatives from Cabinet agencies and independent agencies like the Federal Communications Commission, in an April executive order. Still, the President told attendees of his speech that it would quickly result in "great, great broadband" for rural Americans.