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Farmers support Trump at Sasser rally

Richard Turner, Supporter Richard Turner, Supporter
Kristy Wilkins, Supporter Kristy Wilkins, Supporter
Jon Jackson, Supporter Jon Jackson, Supporter
SASSER, GA (WALB) -

Supporters of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump rallied in South Georgia. Farmers came together in Sasser saying they believe Donald Trump would stand up for the agricultural industry as president.

Flying crop dusters kick-off the "Farmers for Trump Rally" in Sasser Thursday. Supporters proudly wore their Trump stickers and buttons and held up their Trump signs as they chanted "Don't be a chump, vote for Trump."

"Well let’s hope that people get off their behind and get out and vote,” said Richard Turner, Supporter.

The director of the Trump campaign in Georgia was excited by the turnout at the rally.

"The enthusiasm was amazing,” said Brandon Phillips, Trump for Georgia Director. It's not often that you have a Presidential campaign that comes to rural Southwest Georgia in a town that's population is somewhere in the 200's and we turn out three times the size of the town."

 Farmer Jon Jackson says the agricultural industry is losing land and aging farmers and he believes Trump's business sense is good for agriculture.

"Our agriculture system needs someone who is business minded,” said Jon Jackson, Supporter.

“Run to the Farm” owner Kristy Wilkins says she's contacted Trump's camp with her concerns about the farming industry and says she was pleased with their response.

“Agriculture is not about food,” said Kristy Wilkins, Supporter. “It's actually about national security, just like energy for the United States. So he's putting farming at the very top."

Wilkins says America can't exist if the country can't feed itself.

"He's definitely standing up for us and we need all the help that we can get because we don't want to depend on other countries to feed us,” said Wilkins.

Thursday’s rally brought out hundreds of people from South Georgia, Alabama and Florida.   

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