President Donald Trump assured farmers struggling through a prolonged economic slump that better times are ahead for U.S. agriculture because of his efforts to lower trade barriers to American exports and roll back regulations.
President Donald Trump heads to New Orleans Monday to speak to the nation’s largest farm organization for a second year in a row, even as his trade war drags on and the shutdown of USDA and other departments and agencies important to agriculture entered its fourth week.
Republicans solidified their hold on the Senate, ensuring that President Donald Trump can continue reshaping the judiciary over the next two years, but Democrats ended the GOP’s eight-year hold on the House.
The White House criticized the Senate farm bill for not tightening work requirements for food stamp recipients and omitting regulatory reform proposals, but the administration notably stopped short of threatening a veto of the legislation.
China has agreed to increase its imports of American agriculture and energy products and to address U.S. concerns about protection of intellectual property, according to a joint U.S.-China statement released by the White House.
President Trump puts a focus on agriculture and rural America as he heads to Nashville to address the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention on Monday in his first major speech since signing the sweeping tax bill before Christmas.