President Trump addresses farmers in Nashville speech

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Trump said. "You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege".

Trump, said Ray Starling, the President's special assistant for agriculture and agricultural trade, will outline the issues facing rural America on Monday but also note that rural America is "still full of promise".

President Trump also promised to pass the next Farm Bill before legislation funding support schemes for United States farmers expires on 1 October.

Thirty-nine percent of rural Americans lack access to high-speed Internet service, compared with 4 percent of people living in cities, according to a 2016 Federal Communications Commission report. "That means some planning is needed and farmers and ranchers should be talking with their accountants to figure out the best way to make the new provisions work for them".

The president's attendance at the event in itself was enough to draw praise.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told farmers gathered in Tennessee that he supports crop insurance, signaling a possible shift from his proposals a year ago to shrink a program that many farmers rely on for funding their operations.

"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. There had been reports that Trump was wavering about supporting crop insurance in a new farm bill, a concept Roberts supports.

"I was pleased he acknowledged the importance of exports and that he is working to renegotiate a better NAFTA".


"These markets we're looking at are flat, and if we don't push exports they're going to remain flat", Mackey said.

"Our continent was tamed by farmers..." For every new regulation implemented by the Trump Administration, 22 have been cut leading to the the revitalized economy already seen in his first year of office. "Not fair", the President said.

Despite the boisterous welcome, the speech was also colored by Trump's push to renegotiate NAFTA and leave other global trade agreements, policy proposals that many American farmers have not supported due to their reliance on worldwide markets and low to no tariffs. "We're going to be spending the necessary funds and get you taken care of-and these projects are going to be built under budget and ahead of schedule". "Thank you. I guess you like it".

Both of the executive orders implement recommendations presented by the White House Rural Prosperity Task Force, which the President established last April in order to "identify legislative, regulatory, and policy changes needed to help secure a prosperous future for rural America".

The goal of the visit was to promote his administration's five-point plan to turnaround struggling rural communities.

Bob Corker (R- Tenn.), Trump signed a pair of executive orders aimed at encouraging private companies to expand broadband access to rural communities by expediting the permitting process. Supporting broadband tower facilities in rural America and federal properties managed by the Department of the Interior.

"This is your 99th year, so I was very disappointed to hear that", Trump said.

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