Trump Promises Tech Upgrades for Farmers

June 22, 2017 11:52 AM

President Donald Trump is touting his administration's commitment to agriculture and says he will urge technology upgrades for rural communities.

Trump said Wednesday in Iowa that he plans to add rural broadband Internet access to his administration's upcoming infrastructure plans.

He also says he would push for the latest technology, like drones and sensors on harvesting equipment, so American farmers can compete with foreign agriculture interests.

And he is pledging to end the estate tax and protect corn-based biofuels, which are of particular interest for many in Iowa.

The president is also, as his custom, saluting rural areas for voting for him in last November's election.

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