Mr. Trump goes to Nashville, addresses farmers' NAFTA fears

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But as we approach his one-year anniversary in office, Trump's words on the campaign trail ring hollow as the promises he made to his base go unfulfilled.

Trump said people would now be "spared" from the estate tax, which he called the "death tax", drawing applause from the crowd at the American Farm Bureau Federation's convention.

Trump is also expected to address NAFTA and the expiring farm bill while speaking at the 99th annual America at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention. The task force, chaired by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, is the product of President Trump's April 2017 executive order to establish such a body to examine the challenges faced by this group of Americans.

Trump has ordered his administration to renegotiate the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement, something that concerns many in the agriculture industry, which has done better than many other sectors under the trade deal.

We are fighting for our farmers, for our country, and for our GREAT AMERICAN FLAG.

Trump will also highlight parts of the new law as beneficial for farmers and other businesses, such as the lower corporate tax rate, the new 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses and the increase in the exemption from the estate tax. Our rural Fourth District strongly supports the President's efforts, in tandem with Congress, to lift the burden of bureaucracy and high taxation from farmers' backs.

The White House also said Trump will release a report calling for greater high-speed internet connectivity in rural America, which lags behind USA cities.

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The titles of the two executive actions - which Trump read aloud before signing - are "Streamlining and Expediting Requests to Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America" (the executive order) and "Supporting Broadband Tower Facilities in Rural America and Federal Properties Managed by the Department of the Interior" (the memorandum).

"The title is so attractive, and that's where it stopped", said Trump, later adding, "We ditched the rule".

In every decision we make, we are honoring America's PROUD FARMING LEGACY.

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.

"It was gratifying to hear the president talk about issues that are important to Illinois Farm Bureau - specifically, reducing regulations, including (Waters of the U.S.), investing in our country's infrastructure and making broadband more accessible", he said.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall said Trump's visit marked a watershed in D.C. politics. "We're going to be spending the necessary funds and get you taken care of-and these projects are going to be built under budget and ahead of schedule".

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