|Trump in Valdosta, Ga., Feb. 29, 2016 (Associated Press photo)|
"Trump remains popular in rural America where his deregulatory offensive and tax cuts have won strong support," reports Catherine Boudreau of Politico. "But many farmers attending the federation’s annual convention say they’ll be looking for more specific commitments: They want assurances he won’t withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, or adopt immigration policies that make it harder to hire workers to harvest their crops. His proposed cuts to the popular crop insurance program and to the Agriculture Department budget have also alarmed many. . . . An October poll of 15,000 people living in small towns revealed that his approval rating had slipped to 47 percent."