Trump said farmers had suffered the "relentless intrusion from the army of regulators" for years, while highlighting his achievements in first year in office.
Trump signed the order-which will make it easier for the private sector to locate broadband infrastructure on federal lands-after delivering a speech to the American Farm Bureau's annual convention.
Just think about the red and blue maps of the 2016 elections, and it's obvious that farmers and those who live in rural areas were much more likely to have voted for Mr. Trump - but many in the agricultural community have concerns about where the President is heading on trade policy. Trump told the crowd that family farms and small businesses will now be spared the "punishment" of "the deeply unfair estate tax". Trump also voiced lukewarm support at best for the North American Free Trade Agreement with two other big trading partners, Canada and Mexico. "We're fighting for our farmers, and we're fighting for our country and for our great American flag".
Trump pointed to the tax law's phasing out of the estate tax, which has been a long-standing goal of farm organizations.
Here is the text of the Executive Order on Rural Broadband and the Memorandum on Rural Broadband to the Secretary of the Interior.
Glen and Melinda Groth from Winona County finished in the Top 10 in the Achievement Award national competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 99th annual meeting.
"Farm country is God's country". Families were forced to take these farms and sell them at a fire-sale price.
Burrell got a special White House invitation to be the president's VIP guest and said the convention and Trump's actions could help everyone.
"President Trump's acceptance of the invitation to speak at the AFBF convention - the first president to do so in more than 25 years - speaks volumes about how important rural America is to him", said Richard Guebert Jr., president of Illinois Farm Bureau and a farmer from Ellis Grove. "And we want our national anthem respected also", the president said. Right? Good, because if I heard no applause, I'd say, forget it, give it up.
To a standing ovation, President Trump also touted the rolling back of numerous regulations, most notably the Environmental Protection Agency's infamous 'Waters of the U.S.' (WOTUS) rule, which Chairman Roberts has fought against since its inception. Some even wore red Trump hats emblazoned with variations on the "Make America Great Again" slogan.
"On November 6, 2017, the Department of Agriculture announced it will invest more than $200 million to help bring broadband to rural communities", the White House released.
Trump said he looked forward to working with Congress to pass a farm bill on time.