Plowed Under The Transformation of the American Farm, in 18 Charts The shift to specialization, fed by technology and competition, has boosted profits. It has also left farmers more vulnerable to price busts like the one currently sweeping the Farm Belt.
"President to address 99th annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tennessee
President Trump will highlight his administration’s efforts to help rural communities, including expanding broadband service and cutting regulations on farmers and ranchers, in a speech Monday to the 99th annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Trump’s visit will be the first by a sitting president to address the Farm Bureau in more than 25 years. Presidential assistant Ray Starling the president’s trip is not only an appreciation that rural Americans helped him win the presidency, but a recognition that the agricultural sector “has to be a part of any broad-based economic success.”