WASHINGTON (AP) --  President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will direct his new agriculture secretary to identify and eliminate what Trump says are unnecessary regulations that hurt farmers and rural communities.

The order also establishes a new task force charged with reviewing policies, legislation and regulations that unnecessarily hinder agricultural and economic growth.

Trump says he's working to make life easier for working Americans. He was kicking off a round-table discussion with farmers at the White House Tuesday.

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was sworn in as Trump's agriculture secretary earlier Tuesday.

Trump is signing a flurry of executive orders this week as he approaches his 100th day in office and looks to rack up accomplishments to tout.