Just like the Harley riders who recently gathered at Sturgis Bike Week in South Dakota, farmers in Iowa are sticking with President Trump for election 2020. The farmers of the Hawkeye State believe the President has their best interests at heart. John McCormick and Jesse Naranjo report for The Wall Street Journal that farmers at the Iowa State Fair “almost universally expressed support for the president and pledged to vote for him in 2020.” They write (abridged):
As President Trump maps out his re-election bid, farmers in this battleground state are backing him even with the U.S. Farm Belt bracing for deeper pain from his trade fight with China.
In and around the livestock barns, agriculture building and an antique-tractor collection at the Iowa State Fair in recent days, farmers almost universally expressed support for the president and pledged to vote for him in 2020.
“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.
Adam Nechanicky, who farms soybeans, corn and cattle on about 750 acres in Buckingham, Iowa, said lower soybean prices could also be a symptom of other demand-side issues.
“You hear on the news all the time that he’s out trying to hurt the farmers. I don’t believe that,” said Mr. Nechanicky, a self-identified 2016 supporter of Mr. Trump. “A deal worth doing is not going to be easy. It’s going to take a little bit of pain to make it better.”
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