Many farmers are angry, and some are directing their anger not at the Republican president, but at Washington’s bureaucracy.
Trump has faced backlash from agricultural groups, ethanol producers and Midwestern politicians upset that his trade war with China has slashed export sales of U.S. soybeans and other crops. Also, Corn futures tumbled after the government forecast a big crop when a flood-ridden spring stalled plantings. Corn-based ethanol plants shuttered after the administration granted waivers to dozens of exempting oil refineries.
Yet polls show that while Trump’s support in farm country has slipped, it remains substantial.