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Trump-Loving Farmers Let Him Know That They Love Free Trade Too

  • Nafta’s fate still has the agriculture industry worried
  • Lapel pins at a convention in Nashville tell the story
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Trump Touts Tax Cuts in Speech to Farmers

They loved President Donald Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, cheering during his speech and praising his policies. Well, most of them.

On trade, Trump still has farmers worried. The fat “I Support NAFTA” pins spotted on scores of lapels made that clear. While he didn’t repeat past threats to pull out of the free-trade pact with Canada and Mexico -- two of the top three buyers of U.S. agriculture exports -- he didn’t reassure his audience either. He just briefly touched on the deal, saying he was working to “make it fair for you people again” without saying how.