President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation on Monday, making it the second year in a row he has done so.
The President’s speech comes at a politically tumultuous time with the ongoing border wall dispute, which he was sure to touch on, carries on, leaving the government shut down. Included in the shutdown is the closure of Farm Service Agency county offices, causing a disruption to farmers hoping to sign up for programs made available in the recently signed 2018 Farm Bill.
Listen to the full speech from President Donald Trump below. Audio courtesy of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and the American Farm Bureau.
Ohio Farm Bureau President Frank Burkett III was in attendance and spoke with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood immediately afterward about what the President had to say and reaction from the audience.