Before the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention, Val Wagner submitted comments through Farm Bureau about the impacts of over regulation on the future profitability of agriculture in North Dakota. Just three days prior, Wagner received a call from the White House, saying President Trump may use the comments in his speech at convention. “With the Waters of the U.S. Rule, anywhere water congregated it fell under federal regulations,” says Wagner. “By having that part of the rule removed, it has allowed us to start looking towards the future again.” Before the address, Wagner had the opportunity to meet the president and shake his hand. Wagner hopes other farmers and ranchers are encouraged by Trumps remarks, realizing their voices can also be heard. “It doesn’t matter where you’re from, all that matters is what you’re passionate about.” Listen to more of the conversation.