USDA: ‘Trump Is Working To Make Your Life Better’

May 22, 2018 10:19 AM
Secretary Perdue says Trump understands the needs of farmers.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is currently making his way through farm country in an RV. His message to producers: “President Trump hears you and is working to make your life better.”

According to Perdue, the Trump administration has proven the president’s commitment to rural America and the American farmer over the past 16-months.

“His pro-growth policies are fueling the economy,” he says. “We’ve seen strong farm exports, illustrating worldwide demand.”

Still, farmers remain concerned, Perdue admits. 

“There’s a good bit of anxiety out there in the farmland with regard to trade,” Perdue says. “President Trump knows that America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers are the ones that feed, fuel and clothe the nation and the rest of the world.”

This statement comes as the President is using strong language to negotiate trade deals with some of America’s most significant agriculture trading partners. Just this week the White House announced a pending trade deal with China which sent commodity markets higher on Monday. For decades China has not played by the rules, Perdue says. 

“China has maintained unwarranted barriers and trade-distorting policies harming U.S. agricultural products, just like it has with many other U.S. goods,” he says. “By finally standing up to China, this administration is seeking better market access for our farmers.”


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Spell Check

Menlo Park, CA
5/23/2018 12:08 AM

  Hmmm! Didn't vote Dem in any of the last three elections. Leaves 3rd party which isn't a good choice either. Didn't see you dispute the assertions. Oh, lets see, the Farm Bill, nothing. Tears up the Iran Agreement and threatens Europe if they don't follow suit. They tell him to take a hike. Wonderful! Tax reduction? g\Goes as usual, largely the the rich and big companies (Government borrows more and goes deeper in debt to fund the tax revenue shortfall). Look in your own back yard, Harley Davidson announces closing of a production plant in KC the week after the tax act is passed, fires 800 folks, opens a new plant in Asia and just announced a $5 Billion stock buy back. That's Trump bringing jobs back for you! But hey, sounds like he's your man.

T miller
Hugo , KS
5/22/2018 10:19 PM

  You've got to be kidding me you voted for bummer , TWICE ! Lay off the tide pods prune picker

Menlo Park, CA
5/22/2018 03:58 PM

  You have to be kidding even publishing this article. Let's see: NAFTA, nothing; TPP, they are laughing at us, nothing; North Korea? Trump nominates himself for the Nobel Peace Price, the guy is laughing at us, nothing, Steel import duties? Exempt Canada, where do they get their steel from? China; China? Nothing but threats and they don't really care! They are buying soybeans from Russia. Remember the Russian embargo in the 80's? They have not bought anything from us since. Trump is all talk, no action and the leaders know he is only huff and puff.


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