Allen: “Grateful for President Trump’s Focus on Rural America”

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Washington, January 8, 2018 | comments
President Donald J. Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national convention today, making him the first president to do so since President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement in support of President Trump’s remarks:

“As a Representative from Georgia, where agriculture is the number one industry in both my district and my state, I am grateful for President Trump's focus on rural America. Our hardworking farmers and rural communities have felt forgotten by past presidents, but with the Trump Administration’s support, I believe the best is yet to come.”

“As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I am looking towards the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization to make the critical changes our farmers need to succeed. Working closely with the Trump Administration, the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity and my colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee, I am hopeful that we can provide legislative solutions to address the pressing issues facing our farmers so we can continue production of the safest, most abundant and most affordable food supply in the world.”

“I am also proud to see two Georgia-grown agriculture leaders, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, at the forefront of the push for rural prosperity. Their strong advocacy at the national level is spurring positive change for rural Americans across this great nation. Together, we will all work to ensure rural America is not forgotten.”


President Donald J. Trump created the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in April of 2017. Lead by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, the task force has identified more than one hundred actions the federal government could consider to achieve a vision of a better rural America. The task force identified five key indicators on which they built their recommendations:

  • Connectivity for Rural America 
  • Quality of Live Improvement 
  • Support for a Rural Workforce 
  • Technological Innovation 
  • Rural Economic Development 

To learn more about the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity, please click here.


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