Transcript for Cris Peterson speaks at 2020 RNC
Good evening. My name is Chris Peterson my husband Gary our family and I know a thousand Collins and a dairy farm in grant spurred Wisconsin. A small middle American town. Truth be told until I married my cute farmer from grants for a long time ago. I was a city slicker from Minneapolis which is about seventy miles south of us. Donald Trump became president in the middle of the Great Depression for dairy farmers in Wisconsin. In 2016 prices were horrible and long time generational farms across the nation we're going out of business. In 2017. Our 120 year old barn which served as are milking center caught fire and burned to the ground. Our cows were spared but because that they needed to be milked three times today. Farmers friends and complete strangers from all over northern Wisconsin helped haul them to other farms where they stayed until we could rebuild. By the end of 2018. We have a new state of the art robotic milking facility that allows our cows to milk themselves three times today. At a both the same time president trumps economic boon began helping dairy farmers across the nation. As a businessman president trump understands. That farming is a complicated. Capital intensive and risky business. More than any president in my lifetime he's acknowledged the importance of farmers and agriculture. That's support and focus on negotiating new trade deals gave us the confidence to rebuild our barn and dairy operation. Business was booming again and business boomed right until the -- nineteen shut down in March. Many people probably don't realize that our country is one of the few in the world that produces nearly all of its own food. Fewer still understand how close our food production and distribution system came to collapsing this past spring. But president trump understood. And again took steps to provide the supports we needed. President trump took the necessary action knowing that agriculture is our backbone and strength. Critical to our national security. Our entire economy and dairy farming are once again the roaring back. One person deserves the credit and our vote. President Donald.
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