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MO Agriculture Director thanks Trump for tax plan, trade agreements in D.C. trip

Missouri’s Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said her agriculture meetings in Washington, D.C. with President Donald Trump and later with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue were a great honor. (White House Photo via Missouri Dept. of Agriculture)

Missouri’s Director of Agriculture had high hopes for the nation’s farmers and ranchers on Monday after a trip to the Oval Office.

Chris Chinn said her agriculture meetings in Washington, D.C. with President Donald Trump and later with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue were a great honor. Chinn said she thanked the president for his tax plan for American farmers and ranchers.

“We talked about some of the changes that have been made to the tax code and how that’s really helped farmers in planning for the future to bring that next generation back home to the farm or ranch," she said. "It’s not something you decide in a year’s time. Some of these changes have allowed them to reinvest in their business and to the local community as well.”

She said she thanked Trump for several of his new policies including the expansion of ethanol gasoline and a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. She then acknowledged Perdue for his help with Missouri’s drought issues by releasing federal funds for natural disaster declarations.

Chinn said she also had the chance to thank the president for new funding to expand rural broadband internet access.

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