Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Praise for Trump's commitment to rural America

Praise for Trump's commitment to rural America

Since taking office, Trump has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that was expected to raise net farm income by $4.4 billion per year, and threatened to pull out of NAFTA, which has been a boon for US farms.

At a rally on Monday, in Nashville, Tennessee, he touted the changes to the United States tax code in the new Republican tax law, at one point requesting attendees give him a standing ovation.

The President also spoke on the progress of the 2018 Farm Bill, NAFTA negotiations, and addressing the infrastructure needs of rural communities before finishing his address to the crowd.

Trump then extolled what AFBF members have been pursuing for years-the end of the estate tax. Trump told the crowd that family farms and small businesses will now be spared the "punishment" of "the deeply unfair estate tax".

The estate tax was especially unpopular with farmers, who often seek to give their sizable agricultural properties to children. He said, "After the Obama Administration's record-setting regulatory regime, we needed a chief executive to rein in federal agencies and restore land rights to Tennesseans, who earn a living with their hands and feed America".

Trump praised the hard work of farmers and those in the agriculture industry.

"The focus on broadband deployment in the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity reflects a national imperative to ensure every American can be connected, no matter where we live", Spalter said.

This will be Mr. Trump's second football that he has attended since taking office. Trump recognized Roberts' support for American farmers.

I'm looking forward to working with Congress to pass the Farm Bill, on time, so that it delivers for all of you. He also said the nation's farmers should expect a timely farm bill passage that includes crop insurance support.

Area Republicans were among those welcoming President Donald Trump to Tennessee on Monday.

A reference to immigration reform was met with less enthusiastic applause. He just briefly touched on the deal, saying he was working to "make it fair for you people again" without saying how. "That's not going to happen anymore".

Trump notes in Nashville, Tennessee, that he's the first president to address the group in a quarter-century.

Trump encouraged his audience to follow him on Twitter for more information about the orders.

"You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege", Trump said in reaction. "And if the Democrats ever had the chance, the first thing they would do is try to raise your taxes".

The $1.5 trillion package that Trump signed into law last month provides generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and more modest reductions for middle- and low-income individuals and families.

Like this: