Making America Great Again

Land and Agriculture

President Donald J. Trump Achievements

IMPROVING THE LIVES OF RURAL AMERICANS

In December 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture signaled that that they planned to give states more flexibility in how they administer food stamps.

The Department of Agriculture issued guidance that would give more flexibility to state operations of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

  • The new program maximized flexibility and holds states more accountable for the delivery of food benefits.

President Trump created the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity that Secretary Sonny Perdue chairs and developed suggestions.

  • Suggestions include focusing on broadband access, improving the lives of rural Americans, developing methods to support a rural workforce, harness technological innovation for rural communities, and focusing on economic development in rural areas.