President Trump to Address the American Farm Bureau Federation LIVE


January 8, 2018

President Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th Annual Convention, Monday, January 8th in Nashville, Tenn. RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM provided complete coverage of the day’s events, including President Donald Trump’s address to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) LIVE from the Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Immediately following the Presidential address, RFD-TV had a TELEVISION EXCLUSIVE one-on-one interview with President Trump. This is part of an entire day of coverage from the AFBF Annual Convention, which also included LIVE coverage of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s address at 1 PM ET.

Furthering its commitment to reconnect city with country, RFD-TV will re-air the President’s one-on-one interview with anchor Mark Oppold on the “Rural Evening News” at 7:30 PM ET and again on Tuesday morning during on “Market Day Report.” Stay tuned for more coverage and analysis at

“The American Farm Bureau Federation is honored to host our nation’s president,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall, a beef and poultry farmer from Georgia. “President Trump has said all along that he would make sure agriculture has a seat at the table when it comes to the top issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers. Now, it is our privilege to reserve a spot for him at our podium.”

The annual convention for the American Farm Bureau was held from Jan 6-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and included more than 7,500 farmers, suppliers, and industry leaders in the agriculture industry. This was Trump’s second visit to Tenn. after taking office in 2017. This will also be the first president to address the AFBF convention since George H.W. Bush in the 90’s.

“Farmers and ranchers and our rural communities are the bedrock of our nation. President Trump knows that, and his willingness to devote his time to talk directly with Farm Bureau members will be a memorable occasion,” Duvall said.

Watch a special encore of Trump’s speech on Thursday, January 11th, at 10 p.m. ET on RFD-TV.

More Coverage:

RFD-TV’s exclusive one-on-one interview with President Trump here.

Watch the full presidential speech from President Trump’s speech here.

Watch Sonny Perdue’s speech here.

Interviews with state Farm Bureau presidents here.

Experts analyze President Trump’s Speech here. Agriculture journalists Catherine Boudreau of Politico and Jerry Hagstrom of the Hagstrom Report, commodity broker and consultant Chris Swift and RFD-TV Executive Producer Katie Dehlinger gave their insights on what Trump’s speech means for American farmers and ranchers.