American farmers are down on President Biden but overwhelmingly supported former President Donald Trump.
In a Farm Journal poll of 1,459 farmers last month, 75 % strongly disapprove of President Biden’s handling of his job as president. Only 9 % strongly approve of his job.
Nebraska farmer Casey Schumacher told AgriTalk Radio that U.S. farmers don’t like Biden because of his $1.9 trillion stimulus deal filled with bipartisan cash giveaways to Democrat-friendly groups. “It’s just going back to same old Washington, I think is people’s thoughts.”
Said Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer: “(Biden) campaigned on bipartisanship but it looks like they’re governing on partisanship, to be fair, and I think that’s reflected in that poll.”
Prior to last November’s U.S. election, the popular U.S. Farm Journal magazine’s poll found that farmers overwhelmingly supported Trump. The poll found that a stunning 75 % of farmers, up from 72.6 % that voted for Trump in 2016, planned to vote for him last November. An astounding 87 % of Minnesota farmers said they would support Trump.
The Farm Journal reported that one-third of farm incomes are now made up of government support, up from 21% in 2016. The increase in government support coincided with the U.S. trade war with Mexico and China, The Farm Journal reported.