Lenoir City farmer cheered by President Trump's rural America speech

Lenoir City farmer cheered by President Trump's rural America speech

Lenoir City farmer cheered by President Trump's rural America speech

President Donald Trump plans to promote his tax overhaul law as a boon for rural America during an address to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Trump was the first US President in 25 years to address the Farm Bureau conference and told them America is roaring back to life with the most significant tax reforms in US history just signed into law.

The president took up that fight using pen and paper when he signed two executive orders to expand broadband access to rural areas. Trump will claim that "more than 1 million workers have already received a tax cut bonus", a figure that is impossible to verify.

He says tax cuts and the doubling of the threshold for the estate tax will help farmers.

"Deployment in rural America, both wired and wireless, will only happen if we eliminate monopoly, roadblocks on poles, buildings and infrastructure at the state and local level that have prevented new network builders from delivering faster, more affordable high-speed internet to American consumers", Pickering said.

"All American businesses, including American Farmers, will be able to deduct 100% of the cost of new equipment in the year you make the investment", he continued. "No doubt, rural America has struggled under burdensome regulations with no voice in Washington, but under President Trump's leadership, and with the work of this task force, we can turn that around and restore rural prosperity once and for all".

Trump said people will now be "spared" from the estate tax, which he called the "death tax", drawing a round of applause from the crowd at the American Farm Bureau Federation's convention.

Exit polls in 2016 showed that Trump had much more support from rural voters than from voters in cities and suburbs.

"I look forward to working with Congress to pass the farm bill on time so that it delivers for all of you, and I support a bill that includes crop insurance", Trump said. "We plan to hold him to this commitment", Guebert said.

Despite the boisterous welcome, the speech was also colored by Trump's push to renegotiate NAFTA and leave other worldwide trade agreements, policy proposals that many American farmers have not supported due to their reliance on global markets and low to no tariffs.

"I support a bill that includes crop insurance". "Thank you. I guess you like it".

It's worth noting that this effort, spearheaded by cellular carriers as part of a routine, ongoing attempt to improve coverage, was underway before Trump even became President.

Trump also spoke of adding better internet connectivity to rural regions, something he hopes will increase job attraction to such communities.

Here is the text of the Executive Order on Rural Broadband and the Memorandum on Rural Broadband to the Secretary of the Interior. "The report makes clear that, at least this administration, that's not what we believe".

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