Farmers Still Support Trump, but Worry Over Farm Bill


NAFB News Service

via Hoosier Ag Today - Aug 10, 2017


While some polls say President Trumpís support base has begun to slip, a new survey shows a majority of farmers (55 percent) would give Trump an A or B if they were to assign a grade to him on domestic issues. Twenty-six percent would give him a C. The survey found that farmers seem to be mostly okay with Trumpís work on domestic issues. A slightly smaller number at 49 percent would give Trump an A or B on agricultural issues.


The survey found producers seriously worried about the new farm bill. Seventy-six percent are worried the new farm bill will not provide an adequate safety net for their farms.Thirty-nine percent of farmers surveyed listed the new farm bill as their number one business priority.


Twenty-three percent listed tax reform as their number one priority, while 12 percent listed cutting back on government spending. Eight percent selected...