Trump Retains Farmer Support

Soybean and cattle farmer Eric Nelson says he believes President Trump is doing the right thing by trying to negotiate better trade deals. ( MGN Online )

Despite the pain farmers are feeling from the current trade dispute, most of them still support President Trump.

According to survey of 19 farm states conducted by Morning Consult exclusively for CNBC, 10 states saw the president’s approval ratings improve from May 1 through July 31, his approval in 7 states stayed the same and in Idaho his approval declined. 

Farmers stand by Trump despite trade pain from CNBC.

Soybean and cattle farmer Eric Nelson told CNBC he believes President Trump is doing the right thing by trying to negotiate better trade deals. 

Analysts say farmer sentiment could shift when harvest arrives. 


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Submitted by Ken on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 06:11

President Trump has retained farmer support because farmers are smarter than most media people(including ag media). We know that doing anything worthwhile has costs and setbacks before success. Just because this article is shown with a photograph of President and a Soviet star does not mean farmers are foolish enough to believe the false rhetoric.

Submitted by Joe on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 07:37

Ken, that isn't a "Soviet star". It's the Chinese flag with a $100 bill, representing the recent tariffs. Please stay out of the comments section, you're making the rest of us look dumb.

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Submitted by Ed on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 20:32

America has never been invaded in warfare like most other countries. Americans understanding of geopolitics of the historical wars through history can't compare to those individuals ancestors lives during World Wars I and II. Agriculture has fed individuals during challenging times. Americans are fortunate to having freedoms of speech and economic opportunities with agriculture support by agriculture companies, government farm programs and still based upon family farming operations. Agriculture is now a competitive beast for all global farmers and ranchers. When times are tough farmers are still resilent and optimistic people. Times can be tough yet hopes for better days ahead.

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Submitted by Vater on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:07

Putting it too you this everyone,

It wasn’t the Russians that made me want to Vote for Trump ,, It WAS Hillary

Submitted by Keith on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:46

While I wasn't crazy about Hillary, I would have taken her over this narcissistic reckless carpetbagging conman who IMO cares more about himself and his attempt at personifying a tough-guy image like his buddy Putin. The rest of the civilized world, other than neo-nazi, right-wing extremist and his faithful followers who just can't bring themselves to see the loser that he truly is, can't stand the man. His biggest claim to fame is the shame he brings to this country.

Submitted by JOhn K on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:43

Farmer stupidity and bigotry at its best.