On environmental regulations, President Trump said: "My administration is in the process of rolling back a rule that hit our farmers and ranchers very, very hard - the awful Waters of the United States rule".
"It was reassuring to hear President Trump recognize the contributions American farmers made to the founding of our country and the contributions they continue to make today", said Kron, a farmer from Evansville.
The president spent much of his address decrying the costs of excessive regulation and tallying the rules his administration has moved to eliminate.
"We are also putting an end to the regulatory assault of paperwork and inspections". "In every decision we make, we are honoring America's proud farming legacy".
Trump spent most of his 36-minute speech touting the tax overhaul legislation legislation and his administration's dismantling of Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration rules. "I think he has his way of going about negotiating and he has the best interest of the American people, and the American farmers and ranchers, at the heart in trying to accomplish that".
"We ditched the rule", Trump said to a standing ovation.
"Because we know that our farmers are the future", he continued.
"We have been working every day to deliver for USA farmers just as they work every day to deliver for us".
Trump also described the impact of the federal tax-reform legislation he signed late a year ago, saying that most of its benefits would go to "working families, small businesses and the family farmer". "You are forgotten no more", he told farmers.
Trump spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville. Jamie interviewed a number of attendees to get their reactions, including FFA and 4H members, state Farm Bureau presidents, the Missouri Director of Agriculture and Mrs.
The president hit all the high notes to please the crowd that helped elect him to the White House, from lower taxes to increasing rural broadband access, but only briefly mentioned trade and NAFTA, which farmers are most concerned about when it comes to administration policy.
Trump touted the just-passed tax reform bill and the relief it will bring to farmers and ranchers.
The proposals were part of recommendations included in a report by the Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force that Trump convened last April.
"If he was thinking we don't need NAFTA, we're going to pull out of NAFTA, I'm not sure he would come to an audience like this that's so dependent on trade for agricultural goods", he said.
Once the President was finished speaking he signed two executive orders which will expedite requests to locate broadband facilities in rural areas and streamline the process of establishing cell towers on federal lands.