Friday, February 26, 2021

U.S. farmers still love Trump

The Farm Journal has found in a survey of 5,000 farmers that they still love former president Donald Trump and they don’t like President Joe Biden.

Eighty-three per cent supported Trump in the publication’s poll just before the election in November. Now 75 per cent strongly disapprove of what President Joe Biden has been doing.

Only nine per cent strongly approve and five per cent somewhat approve. .

“We're not focusing on anything of substance,” said farmer Casey Schumacher of Nebraska on the AgriTalk Radio Show.

 “We went from impeachment No. 2 to now a $1.9 trillion giveaway full of pork. It was very short-sighted to use reconciliation on this $1.9 trillion stimulus deal. If he would have went for the infrastructure, I think maybe you would have seen a turn, but it’s just going back to same old Washington, I think is people's thoughts.”

Pro Farmer Policy Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer agreed that pushing through a stimulus bill with no expected Republican votes is driving the ag sentiment reflected in the poll.

“He campaigned on bipartisanship but it looks like they're governing on partisanship, to be fair, and I think that's reflected in that poll,” he said.