Lancaster County went for the president, but Republican farmers remain apprehensive

On May 30, 2017

For decades, Lancaster County has been reliably conservative and Republican. It maintained that streak last fall, giving President Trump more votes in November than GOP candidates Mitt Romney or John McCain during their runs. But that doesn’t mean there is consensus on what the president should be doing – or if he’s accomplishing it. Last month, the Inquirer and Daily News met with five farmers across the county – a hog farmer, a chicken farmer, and three dairy farmers. Each is a registered Republican in the state’s agricultural powerhouse. (Lancaster is among the top counties 10 nationally in poultry, eggs and bovine milk production.) Some are cautiously optimistic, particularly about issues such as deregulation. Others more apprehensive, if not anxious, about the impact on free trade and immigrant labor.

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