Rural America 2020 Campaign Says Trump Policies Hurting Farmers

A new political action committee is taking aim at the Trump administration’s farm policies. Founded by a self-described former Trump voter, Ohio farmer Chris Gibbs, the Rural America 2020 campaign is advocating for policies that benefit agriculture and rural America.

The group is seeking to bring attention to President Donald Trump’s trade war, alleged rural community failures, and provide policy solutions for a stronger rural America. The campaign cites a rise in farm bankruptcies, farm debt and the decline in net farm income.

“Rural communities all across this nation are struggling under this administration,” said Gibbs. “Too often rural America is portrayed with a broad brush as Trump country.”

In addition to building community-level coalitions in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, the group says it will be advertising in key states to highlight farmer’s voices who are critical of the President and his policies.