POTUS Comments on Animal Ag & Trade

Jamie Johansen

President Trump holds farmers roundtable with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue (USDA photo)

President Trump welcomed new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on his first day in office for a White House “Farmers Roundtable” where animal agriculture sat center stage and the signing of an Executive Order establishing an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.

During the signing, President Trump commented on the current trade dispute with Canada over dairy product pricing. “(W)here the dairy farmers up in Wisconsin, Upstate New York, different places — a lot of border states in particular — are not able to sell their dairy products into Canada. And this has been going on for a while, and we’re not going to put up with it,” said Trump. “And we’re going to take care of our dairy farmers in Wisconsin, and Upstate New York, and lots of other places.”

The president also reiterated his commitment to building a wall. “We’re already preparing. We’re doing plans. We’re doing specifications. We’re doing a lot of work on the wall, and the wall gets built. The wall is very, very important.”

Listen to Trump’s comments here: President Trump at White House farmers roundtable

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