• Shutdown tests farmers' loyalty as Trump visits their annual convention

    2 monthes ago - By Politico

    NEW ORLEANS - President Donald Trump‘s visit to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention comes at an awkward time, as farmers and ranchers begin to feel the pinch of the partial government shutdown. The president was set to deliver remarks Monday afternoon before an overwhelmingly friendly audience of members of the country's largest farm group. But with the longest shutdown in U.S. history now in its 24th day, local Farm Service Agency offices have been shuttered for weeks, locking out farmers from getting loans and other help with their operations. Other key Agriculture...
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