“He’s Doing The Right Thing”: Iowa Farmers Back Trump, Brush Off Trade War

By Tyler Durden

American farmers haven’t exactly loved the Trump farm bailouts; many have complained that they have so far favored the biggest farmers. But that hasn’t changed their minds about supporting President Trump in 2020.

Even as the trade war with China crushes the ag sector, farmers in Iowa – a critical swing state, and one that is currently crawling with Democratic Primary contenders who attended the Iowa State Fair – still overwhelmingly support President Trump, according to an informal survey of farmers carried out by the Wall Street Journal.

Iowa Farmers – who are among the largest producers of corn, soybeans and pork – largely said they appreciated the bailouts, even if they didn’t entirely compensate for trade-war-related losses, and applauded President Trump for at least trying to do the right thing and make sure the US is treated fairly.

“He’s doing a good job and trying to make sure we’re treated fairly,” said Kevin Prevo, a fifth-generation farmer who raises corn, soybeans, cattle and hogs on about 1,400 acres near Bloomfield, Iowa.

Mr. Prevo showed zero uncertainty when asked whether he would vote for Mr. Trump again in 2020. “You bet,” he said.

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Source:: Zero Hedge

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