Trump calls on Congress to pass farm bill, promises ‘better’ NAFTA | Agweek

President Trump, warmly embracing American agriculture in an appearance before the American Farm Bureau Federation, called for passing a new farm bill on time this year, expressed his support for crop insurance and warned that his achievements on tax and regulatory policy were at risk if Democrats get control of Congress. In a well-received speech that drew five standing ovations, Trump also sought to reassure farmers nervous about his renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, telling the Nashville audience of 4,500 people that he was “working very hard to get a better deal for our country, our farmers and our manufacturers.”  He stopped short of pledging not to pull the United States out of NAFTA. With an eye toward the mid-term congressional elections in November, Trump warned that Democrats would seek to reverse the newly enacted tax cuts and the reduction in regulations that his administration was carrying out.

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