“Rural communities all across this nation are struggling under this administration,” said Christopher Gibbs, chairman of the Rural America 2020 board. “I knew we were in trouble when the president said trade wars are good and easy to win. Lost trade opportunities, dwindling health care providers, rural hospital closures, below cost of production prices for commodities and livestock, collapse of the biofuel market, bankruptcies, and suicides all plagued rural America well before COVID-19. The uncoordinated response of the Trump administration to the pandemic has upended traditional food supply chains and only made things worse for our dairy, livestock, and fresh produce farmers.”

Farmers, Business Owners, Community Leaders Launch New Effort to Oppose President Trump’s Rural Policies