Trump tells farmers he supports crop insurance

By Jeff Mason, Reuters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told farmers gathered in Tennessee that he supports crop insurance, signaling a possible shift from his proposals last year to shrink a program that many farmers rely on for funding their operations.

Speaking at the American Farm Bureau’s annual convention, Trump said Congress would include the subsidies for crop insurance premiums in the upcoming “farm bill” that directs billions of dollars each year to agriculture, nutrition, food and land-conservation programs.

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