It's the first visit by a sitting president to the Farm Bureau convention since 1992, when President George H.W. Bush attended. "Farm country is God's country", he said during the speech.
President Trump this week revealed a new executive order he claimed would dramatically improve rural broadband, but doesn't appear to actually do much of anything new.
"Most family farms and small business owners will be spared the estate tax, known as the death tax so you can keep your farms in the family", said Trump.
Trump has been proud to tout his tax reform plan, which when it passed last month was the President's top legislative achievement of his first year in office.
Starling said Trump will use the appearance to highlight the impact of the tax overhaul on farmers and small businesses.
Trump spent some time in his address on the new tax law he signed shortly before Christmas, telling producers about the $5.5 trillion in tax cut that will be offset by $4 trillion in other revenue changes. He remarked that it was a tough provision of the tax bill to get approved. "And we want our national anthem respected also", the president said. "You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege". "Today, this task force is releasing its final report and I am taking action right at that handsome table".
While discussing the estate tax, Trump requested the crowd "get up" to give him a standing ovation.
Trump also plans to take a victory lap following the passage late a year ago of massive Republican tax cuts for businesses, and more modest tax cuts for individuals. According to the Federal Communications Commission's 2016 Broadband Progress Report, 39 percent of rural Americans - roughly 23 million people - lack access to high-speed internet. The other calls on the Department of the Interior to install broadband towers on property it manages, a potentially vast portfolio of national parks, wildlife refuges and Indian territories.
Trump cast internet access as a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland.
The White House says a central point in the report to the president on rural communities will be the importance of connectivity.
This move is created to help tackle the economic challenges of having broadband infrastructure in rural communities.
The president assured the largely sympathetic crowd he would end the "regulatory assault on [their] way of life" and put more money back in farmers' pockets.
"We have been working everyday to deliver for American farmers, just as they work every single day to deliver for us", Trump said.
Rep. Desjarlais (TN-04) thanked the President "for lifting federal regulations harming farmers, ranchers and rural communities".