President Donald Trump has signed more than 30 executive orders during his first 100 days, and he hasn’t forgotten to get the agriculture industry and rural America involved. Earlier Tuesday, Trump signed the executive order, titled Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America, in front of newly installed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a 14-member farmer roundtable and others.
“Today, America’s farmers feed not only our nation, but millions of people around the world,” Trump said, reading from the order, before making an aside about trade.
“We’re going to open that up much more for you folks,” he added. “As you know, it’s not totally open, to put it mildly. We learned that yesterday, frankly, with Canada, with dairy farmers up in Wisconsin, upstate New York, different places. A lot of border states in particular are not able to sell their dairy products into Canada, and this has been going on for a while, and we’re not going to put up with it.”
Trump said U.S. farmers deserve a government that serves their interests and empowers them. He said the executive order will empower Perdue to “identify and eliminate unnecessary regulations that hurt our nation’s farmers and rural communities.”
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