Praise for Trump's commitment to rural America

President Trump touts tax cuts, reduced regulations in speech to farmers convention

President Trump touts tax cuts, reduced regulations in speech to farmers convention

"It was reassuring to hear President Trump recognize the contributions American farmers made to the founding of our country and the contributions they continue to make today", said Kron, a farmer from Evansville. The President announced significant changes to the estate tax, known as the death tax, so Americans can "keep your farms in the family", which was met by one of several standing ovations.

President Donald Trump is hailing the Republican tax overhaul law during a pitch to rural America at a meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

They loved President Donald Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, cheering during his speech and praising his policies. "We know that our nation was founded by farmers", he said. "But we're going to make it fair for you people again".

I'm looking forward to working with Congress to pass the Farm Bill, on time, so that it delivers for all of you. Some states also have their own estate taxes. The president also delivered his first public statement in support of crop insurance, which provides a safety net for farmers when natural disasters strike or commodity prices decline.

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Joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and a group of Tennessee lawmakers, Trump said most of the benefits of the tax legislation are "going to working families, small businesses, and who - the family farmer".

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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".

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".

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The president took up that fight using pen and paper when he signed two executive orders to expand broadband access to rural areas. Even that short statement was a relief to farmers, said Angela Marshall Hofmann, the deputy director of Farmers for Free Trade, a bipartisan organization that mobilized to promote open markets after the start of the Trump administration.

The first of the two orders instructs the Department of the Interior to dedicate a portion of its assets for rural broadband installation.

The president, speaking to a largely receptive crowd, said his administration would push Internet service providers to increase high-speed access in remote areas of the country. "While other sectors of the American economy have largely recovered from the Great Recession, rural America has lagged in nearly every indicator", the president's new task force report indicated.

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