A business news reporter for CNBC visited farm country and came back with a pretty clear message – agriculture is riding through a rough patch and will be watching President-elect Donald J. Trump closely to see which of his grandiose campaign promises he will deliver.
“The farm states put Trump over the top,” Jerry Gulke, farmer and president of the Gulke Group, told CNBC’s Jane Wells. “You could say Trump owes us something.”
Wyoming rancher Brett Crosby told Wells they have developed a wait-and-see attitude regarding Trump.
"My hope is that he continues to follow the path of deregulating operations and businesses to make them more competitive in global markets, rather than going down the path of protectionism.,” he says.
The Trump administration could affect several areas of ag policy – for better or for worse – including the renegotiation of trade deals, the renewable fuel standard, regulations and more. According to Gulke, actions will speak louder than words.
“It’s more important to see what he does than what he says,” he says.
For a more detailed view of the issue, visit www.cnbc.com/2016/12/05/farmers-to-trump-you-owe-us.html.