President Trump Addresses AFBF Convention Talks NAFTA, Delivers Executive Orders

Marsha Scott
January 13, 2018

Our continent was tamed by farmers. "Our Army is fed by farmers. And throughout our history, farmers have always, always, always led the way".

Trump discussed another AFBF priority - dismissal of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Waters of the US rule. Its repeal had been a priority of AFBF members.

The estate tax comments were met with huge applause and a standing ovation from the crowd.

"I guess you like it, right?"

During his speech at the convention, Trump pointed out that not one Democrat voted for the Republican congressional leadership's tax cut plan.

While officials acknowledged that some of Mr. Trump's ideas might not go down that well in farm country, they say the President's overall goal is simple - to expand USA opportunities to sell products overseas, and make sure those trade deals are more hospitable to American farmers and businesses.

"You see it happening every day", Trump said. More than 1 million workers have already received a Tax Cut Bonus. "Nobody thought of that".

The economic issues he has outlined, including reform of our nation's tax and regulatory systems, match numerous issues on Farm Bureau's agenda. According to NPR, net farm income in 2017 is only about half what it was in 2013. And it wasn't easy. "We can't have that".

Trump made his mark on the Farm Bureau convention this year, just as the presidential visit in 1992 did for Culp and his wife.

"And on top of that, you have a lot of advantages", Trump said. The task force highlighted how broadband availability results in increased productivity for farms, factories, forests, mining, and small businesses.

Trump explained how the tax bill allows companies to write off the full cost of new equipment, which means that more money stays on the farm. "That is something that is tremendous".

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It stated that there were very few farms actually being taxed previously: "In reality, only about 80 small businesses and farms would fall under the estate-tax tent this year, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center". The new treatment means that the estate tax will only apply to the portion of a family's estate exceeding $11 million, which is twice the previous level.

Trump's actions were met with praise by Incompas and USTelecom-two organizations that often offer differing opinions on issues like competition since they represent two different sides of the telecom industry. It's not going to happen.

It was the issues now most pressing to producers that Trump soft-pedaled his rhetoric. Trump recognized Roberts' support for American farmers.

President Trump says his administration is fighting on behalf of farmers, and every decision his administration makes honors America's proud farming legacy. "It's under negotiation as we speak". Some even wore red Trump hats emblazoned with variations on the "Make America Great Again" slogan.

"Iowa farmers want to hear how soon a healthy health insurance market can be restored", Hill said.

"We are going to end chain migration. We are fully supporting the supply management system".

"The American Dream is roaring back to life. That is the future we all seek and we will fiercely defend for all Americans".

The US President Donald Trump is trying on boosting the plans of his administration to promote economic development in rural communities, seating at the national college football championship game. Do you love the farmers, Pat?

"While we really support any kind of efforts to actually help us be able to achieve the long-promised dream of high-speed Internet broadband access, it won't do any good if we don't have anybody left out in the country to produce food and fiber", Hansen said. MTA officials say they will notify riders about changes through their social media accounts, email list and website.

Among its recommendations, Trump said, "we are proposing infrastructure reforms to ensure that our rural communities have access to the best roadways, railways and waterways anywhere in the world". (Laughter.) Now I can't do that.

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