Despite signs of discontent with the president's trade policies, farmer support for Trump remains high.
Donald Trump's ongoing trade war with China has resulted in farmers losing their fourth biggest international export market for U.S. agricultural goods.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted exemptions to oil refineries, allowing them not to use ethanol, causing a huge slump in demand for corn.
"You know, the trade deal, I trust him to do the right thing for everybody," Randy Sowers said.
The town of Kaida has formed an all-volunteer "monkey militia" to stop macaques from raiding vegetable fields.
"It's been very devastating to rural America," Gary Wertish said.
"I sometimes stay up at night worrying about what the future does hold. You know, what do you tell your children that want to farm? Do you tell them 'go find something else to do?'"
"What do you call two farmers in a basement?" Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said, retelling a joke he said a farmer told him.
Last week, Trump threatened to slap tariffs on $300 billion more Chinese imports. China responded by halting all imports of U.S. agricultural goods.
"This is not a long term solution."
Trump is headed to the G20 Summit in Japan next week, during which he plans to meet with China's Xi Jinping to discuss trade tensions face-to-face.
E15, an environmentally unfriendly fuel blend, will soon dominate gas pumps nationwide, a great deal for farmers and the ethanol industry but a raw deal for everyone else.
A comprehensive climate policy could create new livelihoods for rural Americans and farmers suffering under Trump administration policies.
"Every day we come in and we've got a plan. But then it rains three inches somewhere overnight where it wasn't expected, and the plan changes," an ag transportation manager said.
"One in five jobs in Iowa is tied directly to trade," Senator Joni Ernst said. "Most of that is around the farming sector, our agricultural sector. So it is very tense times."
"While the aid package will help farmers pay their bills, this is not a long-term solution to the damages caused by lost markets," the Illinois Farm Bureau said.
Senator Jerry Moran, In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urged the Trump administration to resolve the China trade dispute that's "hurting" Kansas' farmers and ranchers.
A National Farmers Union executive and Wisconsin dairy farmer ridiculed Trump's ongoing trade war with China, warning of increased financial stress and suicides among U.S. farmers.
"This is survival at this point. I mean, for a lot of operations it is a survival thing," Iowa farmer Robert Ewoldt said.
"I love the position we're in," Trump told reporters. "It's working out really well."
"The farm labor force in the U.S. is aging, and it's not really being replaced by young immigrant workers the way it once was," the study's lead author told Newsweek.
The U.S. exported $276.2 billion worth of products to Mexico to in 2017.
In 2000, war veterans evicted at least 4,500 white farmers who are still feeling the effects of having their farmlands expropriated.