President Trump Wants an ‘On-Time’ Farm Bill with Crop Insurance


BY National Crop Insurance Services

via KTIC (NE) - January 9, 2018


It’s been more than 25 years since a sitting U.S. President addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation.  But President Donald Trump made up for lost time with a rousing speech yesterday at the Farm Bureau’s 99th annual meeting in Nashville.


From tax and trade to immigration and infrastructure improvements, he touched on a myriad of important issues during a 35-minute speech.  Yet, it was his comments about farm policy and crop insurance that proved to be one of the afternoon’s biggest applause lines.


“I’m looking forward to working with Congress to pass the Farm Bill on time so that it delivers for all of you,” President Trump told the group of nearly 5,000. “And I support a bill that includes crop insurance.”


The President singled out Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), a long-time champion for farm policy and crop insurance, and praised his relentless efforts on behalf of agriculture.


“We are working hard on the Farm Bill, and I think it’s going to go well,” he noted.


President Trump’s support of a strong farm safety net isn’t surprising, considering his opinion of America’s farm and ranch families.  The President opened his remarks with these observations: