President Trump to speak in Nashville in January

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.(WVLT)-- President Trump is slated to speak in Nashville at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 99th Annual Convention in January.

According to a post to the Farm Bureau's website, the 45th president will speak to farm and ranch families across the nation during the convention from January 5-10. President Trump will deliver his address on Monday, Jan. 8, during the late morning general session.

The convention will be held at the Opryland Resort.

"President Trump has said all along that he would make sure agriculture has a seat at the table when it comes to the top issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers, " said AFBF President Zippy Duvall in the news release. "Now, it is our privilege to reserve a spot for him at our podium.”

After three consecutive years of decline in farm sector profits, President Trump will speak to Farm Bureau members during a period of prolonged economic challenge across farm country, according to the release. Profits have fallen and many farmers have seen declines in equity.

"President Trump has assigned his team to focus on important pocketbook and quality-of-life issues to strengthen rural America, and those issues are front and center on his to-do list,” said Duvall.