Virginia farmer invited to White House to meet President Trump, discuss CFAP

President Donald brought brings farmers and ranchers to the White House to speak about new programs to help the ag sector through the global pandemic last week.

David Hickman has his farm, Dublin Farms, in Horntown, Virginia. The Hickman family has been farming that land since the mid 1870’s. David was one of the farmers invited to the White House on Tuesday to speak with the President.

Hickman, two other farmers, the head of the NCBA, and the president of the American Farm Bureau were all asked to come to the White House as the President talks about the money being made available to farmers and ranchers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

The Hickman’s also grow corn, soybeans, and green beans. Hickman says that CFAP money will certainly help. The muli-generational farm has weathered the trade war with China and now COVID, bring a big drop in market prices.

Phil Hickman says that the ag industry is also feeling the pressure of completion from the fruits and vegetables that are coming from Mexico.