President Donald Trump will visit New Orleans on Monday, so he can speak at the American Farm Bureau Convention. Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson is glad to see the President will be at their centennial convention.

“With the problems with the trade negotiations, the border wall, labor, and everything else going on right now it’s an ideal time for him to address the farmers of this country.”

Rice and soybean farmers say the tariffs and now the government shutdown has hurt their ability to make money off their crop. There’s also concern among producers about whether documented workers living in Mexico can return for the growing season. Anderson says farmers are eager to hear from the president.

“Explaining some of the things that are going on and hopefully an idea of when these negotiations will be wrapped up and some of the other issues that are causing us problems right here.”