Published: Tue, January 15, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

In New Orleans, Trump vows to fight for wall

In New Orleans, Trump vows to fight for wall

"I'm going to make that easier for them to come in and to work the farm", the president said.

Some of the biggest applause for the President came as he promised to make it much easier for USA farmers to get immigrant laborers into the country, in order to pick crops.

But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farmland already are exempt from most of the wetlands rules that the Trump administration is targeting.

"Getting ready to address the Farm Convention today in Nashville, Tennessee". But some farmers will still have to wait until after the government reopens to see their checks.

But many farmers have been hit by the shutdown, which has shuttered a number of key operations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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The White House said he will deliver "remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention" in New Orleans at 11:40 a.m. CST. President Trump has issued some payments to mitigate the effects of these tariffs and has negotiated some relief from China.

Richard Musel of Bennington, Nebraska, a corn and soybean farmer, describes business as "marginal" but says he doesn't blame Trump.

"He's asking for such a small amount".

Lemuel and Shelby Ricks grow cotton, soybeans, wheat and peanuts on their farm in Conway, North Carolina. They can't apply for financial aid the federal government is giving farmers hurt by Trump's trade policies because of the shutdown. They said they've been hurt by low commodity prices and the shutdown.

The ongoing dispute over Trump's border wall, which led to the shutdown, is also expected to be a topic of discussion.

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