Trump to address farm conference, attend college football championship game


Mr. Trump, who is the first president to address the convention in 25 years, also touted the potential benefits of the tax overhaul law for farmers.

Farmers for Free Trade, the group behind the lapel pins, issued a statement after the president's speech: "Taking withdrawal off the table is the only way to provide American farmers and ranchers with the certainty they deserve".

On regulatory policy, Trump said, "For years, many of you have endured burdensome fines, inspections, paperwork and relentless intrusion from an army of regulators at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (the Food and Drug Administration) and countless other agencies..."

"That's why I am truly proud to report that within our first 11 months, my administration has cancelled or delayed over 1,500 planned regulatory actions or assaults, more that any other President in the history of the United States".

But in a speech Monday at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Nashville, Tenn., Trump sought to put those worries to rest. The President announced significant changes to the estate tax, known as the death tax, so Americans can "keep your farms in the family", which was met by one of several standing ovations.

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They also blocked main road for traffic, demanding to hang the culprit in public so that no such incident will happen in future. A spokesman for the Punjab provincial police said paramilitary troops had been called in to restore order.

"We look forward to a fantastic national championship", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week, noting that both teams are "in the heart of Trump country".

Trump also vowed to push ahead on job-creating infrastructure projects, and promised to slash federal regulations that he argued hampered farmers.

Providing broadband access to rural regions has always been a challenge, as there is a high cost associated with building out the necessary infrastructure and a small, low-density population that would be served by the access.

It has been over two and a half decades since an American president addressed the annual meeting of American Farm Bureau.

President Donald Trump will lay out an economic road map for rural America today that includes an emphasis on innovation and technology, including expansion of high-speed Internet access. "Not going to help you much; going to help them a lot".

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She said the president's speech brought good news for many. "We plan to hold him to this commitment", Guebert said.

"That is something that I think will be the sleeper of the bill", Trump said.

The executive order will instruct the General Services Administration (GSA) to make sure it provides the necessary support to the Department of the Interior and Department of Energy as they look at infrastructure assets that can be made available to help improve broadband access in rural areas that are now underserved.

"You embody the values of hard work, grit, self reliance and sheer determination to - did you ever hear this expression? - make America great again", said Trump, with reference to his popular campaign slogan.

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