For a second straight year, President Donald Trump paid a visit the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention. He didn’t waste any time, using the early parts of the address to promote border security. Throughout the hour-long speech, Trump called on several farmers and ranchers in the crowd, bringing regional issues and agriculture efforts to the forefront. One of those was Val Wagner of Monango, North Dakota. “To Val and every farmer, we’re going to keep federal regulators out of your drainage ditches, puddles and ponds,” said Trump. Additionally, Trump called Jim Chilton on stage, who ranches along the U.S. and Mexico border. “Mr. President, we need a wall,” exclaimed Chilton. In closing, Trump assured the 6,000 Farm Bureau members in attendance that better times are ahead for U.S. agriculture. “To all of the farmers here today and across our country, the greatest harvest is yet to come.” Hear more in this RRFN report and listen to the address.
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