Farm organizations have encouraged President Trump to look at the benefits of trade agreements with foreign nations, which have helped American farmers and ranchers to open new markets among foreign customers.
"That is why today, in a few minutes, I will take the first step to expand access to broadband internet in America", Trump said before signing an executive order that declares the executive branch will use all viable tools to get broadband to rural areas.
Trump drew the first of his standing ovations when he pointed out that the tax bill doubled the estate tax exemption "so you can keep your farm in your family." Enjoying the applause Trump went on, "Obviously, you love your families; otherwise, you wouldn't be standing for that one". For every new regulation implemented by the Trump Administration, 22 have been cut leading to the the revitalized economy already seen in his first year of office.
"Oh, are you happy you voted for me", President Trump said as farmers applauded him.
George H.W. Bush was the last president to address the AFBF Annual Convention in 1992.
But in a speech Monday at the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Nashville, Tenn., Trump sought to put those worries to rest.
After his speech in Tennessee, Trump heads to Atlanta in the neighboring state of Georgia to watch Monday night's national college football championship game between the universities of Georgia and Alabama.
Trump also plans to tout the doubling of the threshold for the estate tax and the ability for companies to immediately write off the full cost of new equipment.
Despite the boisterous welcome, the speech was also colored by Trump's push to renegotiate NAFTA and leave other worldwide trade agreements, policy proposals that many American farmers have not supported due to their reliance on global markets and low to no tariffs.
Here is the text of the Executive Order on Rural Broadband and the Memorandum on Rural Broadband to the Secretary of the Interior.
"It's something I will never forget, something I will be able to tell my kids about", Miller said. "Today, this task force is releasing its final report and I am taking action right at that attractive table". The president described the task force as part of the administration's efforts to "bring hope and prosperity to struggling rural communities".
The president also expressed his support for cultural issues, saying his administration is "protecting our cherished second amendment" and claiming "that was another thing that would have been gone" had Democrats won the 2016 election.