"We're going to have a wall, we're going to have a barrier, we're going to have something that's going to be very strong", the President said to cheers at the 100th gathering of the American Farm Bureau.
The president addressed the 2018 Farm Bureau convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Iowa farmer Aaron Lehman told CBS News the shutdown has put him in a bind, after he's already watched the price of his soybeans drop 20 percent since last summer when the Trump administration entered a fight over trade with China. They can't apply for financial aid the federal government is giving farmers hurt by Trump's trade policies because of the shutdown.More news: Cathay Pacific mess up first-class ticketing yet again
The president was greeted at the airport by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, whose department is among those affected by the shutdown. "We're working with OMB to see if we can get some relief in that area so we can - farmers have sometimes dual issued checks they need to get co-endorsed out there to retrieve their marketing loans for peanuts and cotton and to do their normal course of business".
"Getting ready to address the Farm Convention today in Nashville, Tennessee". He criticized Democrats for refusing to fund the wall. Musel said of the president.More news: Gronkowski to weigh retirement again
The Rickses say they voted for Trump in 2016 and will again in 2020. I really am hoping the president gives us some good news.
Trump likely can't take farmers' support for granted as the impacts of tariffs weigh more on agricultural communities. Moreover, despite a pledge to put "farmers first", his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, which is meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, has yet to be approved by Congress and now potentially faces longer odds to win passage in a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.More news: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to begin hunger strike over Iran prison treatment