While some polls say President Trump’s support base has begun to slip, a new Farm Futures survey shows a majority of farmers (55%) would give Trump an A or B if they were to assign a grade to him on domestic issues. 26% would give him a C. The survey found that farmers seem to be mostly okay with Trump’s work on domestic issues.
A slightly smaller number at 49% would give Trump an A or B on agricultural issues. The survey found producers seriously worried about the new farm bill. 76% are worried the new farm bill won’t provide an adequate safety net for their farms. 39% of farmers surveyed listed the new farm bill as their number one business priority. 23% listed tax reform as their number one priority while 12 percent listed cutting back on government spending, 8% selected increasing infrastructure spending as their top priority, and regulatory reform was chosen by five percent of respondents.
58% of farmers don’t expect Congress to approve spending money for infrastructure improvements over the next year. 86% of farmers say the president’s attempts to decrease regulations are a good thing for their farms.
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