On National Ag Day, AFF Calls on Admin to Stand Up for America’s Farmers & Families
Today marks National Ag Day, a time to celebrate the 43 million Americans whose work in the food and agriculture industries helps feed families here at home and around the world.
Recognizing the vital role these industries have played for centuries – and will continue to play – in growing America’s economy and improving lives, President Donald Trump tweeted:
“Our Nation was founded by farmers. Our independence was won by farmers. And our continent was tamed by farmers. Our farmers always lead the way — we are PROUD of them, and we are DELIVERING for them! #NationalAgricultureDay”
“Agriculture is the essence of America and the beating heart of the nation. … Since Day One of our administration, President Trump has been working tirelessly to stand up for our Nation’s farmers, producers, ranchers, foresters, and everyone involved in agriculture. And I promise you we always will.”
To deliver on this promise, the Administration must move forward with pro-growth trade policies that help American food and agriculture businesses reach new customers abroad while creating more jobs and increasing paychecks for our nation’s workers. That includes:
Following Vice President Pence’s speech, spokesman for Americans for Farmers and Families Joshua Baca said:
“Today, President Trump and Vice President Pence reaffirmed the their commitment to protecting America’s farmers and families. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration’s latest approach on trade and tariffs is a direct threat to communities across the country. Moving forward with more far-reaching tariffs and threatening to dismantle NAFTA will only jeopardize our ability to trade, devastate jobs critical to rural communities, and upend America’s centuries-old food and agriculture industries. 43 million Americans are counting on President Trump to alter his course.”