Home / Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Mr. President, do not take farm vote for granted

I know that many people involved in agriculture, myself included, were thrilled to see President Donald Trump take time out of his very busy schedule to visit the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Nashville in January.

In that speech, we found out that the President is hearing about and working on so many issues that will affect farm country. From a new farm bill, to NAFTA, immigration reform, infrastructure, or countless regulations that are currently hindering progress in our industry, Mr. Trump mentioned the many woes facing agriculture as he spoke directly to thousands of farmers and ranchers from that stage in Music City.

The elephant in the room when it comes to rural America and politics at the highest levels of government is whether President Trump will truly take into account why he holds the title of Commander-In-Chief. If not for farm country, the oval office décor would have a completely different vibe.

Continue reading

Read More »

Ohioans added to Trump’s Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee

Just under 100 of some of the nation’s who’s-who of agriculture have been selected to serve on Donald Trump’s Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee. The list includes two Ohioans: Fred Yoder of Plain City and Bill Richards of Circleville.

Richards is a well-known advocate of conservation and no-till both around the country and on his home farm in Pickaway County where he was among the first in the world to work with no-till. He is a former chief of the USDA Soil Conservation Service and a longtime leader in Ohio agriculture. In 2009 he was named the National No-till Farmer of the Year.

Fred Yoder is a past state and National Corn Growers Association president and is another widely recognized leader in Ohio agriculture. In 2013, he was recognized by President Obama as a “Champion for Change” that honors Americans for doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.

Continue reading

Read More »

If a farmer became President…

If a farmer became President
He’d still insist on paying rent
The only thing he wants for free
Is this Country that he’ll oversee

If a farmer became President
Not a single dime would be over spent
No pork escapes through the farm gate
And grass would be greener in every state

If a farmer became President
This Nation would be competent
A full days work would be a sample
Of how he leads by his example

If a farmer became President
He’d tend to every resident
Your color of iron would not command
Who he’d give a helping hand

If a farmer became President
Glory would only be heaven sent.
Nothing more than a pat on the back
Would keep his humble pride intact

If a farmer became President
He would be part of the one percent
But not the one that’s filled with greed
The one that has other mouths to feed

Continue reading

Read More »

What if agriculture communicated like “The Donald”?

I am one to rarely talk about politics. In fact, I won’t let anyone even put a sign in my front yard before election day. I just feel that my opinions are mine and your opinions are yours. We will be much better friends and neighbors if we just talked about anything else.

With that said, this whole Donald Trump running for President deal has had my attention (and obviously the attention of everyone else) for the past six months. I really thought that his campaign might last for a few months and he would implode by saying something or doing something that the American public couldn’t forgive.

Just the opposite has happened, as “The Donald” has used his years of experience in the business world and a brand that is synonymous with success, to garner millions of votes for the most powerful office in the civilized World. I am beginning to wonder if his rough and abstractly artistic way of talking about major issues our country faces could be used in other ways, like for issues in the agriculture sector.

Continue reading

Read More »