It's been a tough year in farming, and farmers fear things could get tougher if President-elect Donald Trump does away with NAFTA, the free trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
"The farm states put Trump over the top," said farmer and grain futures trader Jerry Gulke of The Gulke Group. "You could say Trump owes us something."
Farming usually moves in boom and bust cycles, but everything right now is close to busting. The USDA predicts farm incomes will fall 17 percent this year. Corn prices are below break-even levels, while soybeans are doing better. "Wheat is terrible, there's no profit in it," said Gulke.
At a recent Federal Reserve meeting he attended, Gulke was told nearly every sector in agriculture is underwater or barely profitable. "Those people who go to church and pray for plenty of food, they got their wish."