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Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Background Ana Swanson reported on Tuesday at The New York Times Online that, “Until Tuesday, the North American Free Trade Agreement looked like it might be headed for a quick demise. Now, it could be headed for a slow, painful

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NAFTA Renegotiation Continues – Pres. Trump, Sec. Perdue, Lawmakers Weigh In

NAFTA Renegotiation Continues – Pres. Trump, Sec. Perdue, Lawmakers Weigh In

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 12, 2017

William Mauldin reported on Wednesday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “President Donald Trump, speaking alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, opened the door to separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade

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Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Leaders for sportsmen’s and conservation groups in Western states are becoming more critical over the Trump administration’s decision last week to reopen a protection agreement for the greater sage grouse in 11 states. After months of internal discussions, the Department

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NAFTA: Ag Trade Nominee says He’s Not Going Backwards – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Trade Nominee says He’s Not Going Backwards – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Greg Doud, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the chief U.S. agriculture trade negotiator, promised today to “not go backwards” in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations. However, he declined to comment on consideration of a controversial proposal to

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RFS Groups Request Trump to Deny EPA’s Biofuel Proposals – DTN

RFS Groups Request Trump to Deny EPA’s Biofuel Proposals – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Sensing a change in support for biofuels from President Donald Trump’s administration, a number of biofuel, agriculture and manufacturing groups asked the president to make sure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not enact two proposed changes to federal policy

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NAFTA Talks Move to Canada – DTN

NAFTA Talks Move to Canada – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Sep 26, 2017

As the third round of renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement start Saturday in Ottawa, Canada, it’s unclear how much trade negotiators have delved into the battle over Canada’s supply management system for dairy, poultry and eggs.

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Farm Business: Eliminating Estate Taxes Still High on Trump Agenda – DTN

Farm Business: Eliminating Estate Taxes Still High on Trump Agenda – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Sep 13, 2017

When President Donald Trump traveled to North Dakota last week to further his push for tax reform, the president highlighted the need to eliminate the estate tax. “We’ll also protect small businesses and family farmers here in North Dakota and

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Farm Policy: Lawmakers Offer Perspective on the Farm Bill

Farm Policy: Lawmakers Offer Perspective on the Farm Bill

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 29, 2017

Today’s update continues the focus on news items highlighting the attention Representatives and Senators placed on Farm Bill issues during the August recess.  As lawmakers get set to return to Washington, D.C. next week, today’s update provides an overview of

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National Farmers Union Hires Biofuel Lobbyist to Push for Expansion – DTN

National Farmers Union Hires Biofuel Lobbyist to Push for Expansion – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 25, 2017

As the agriculture economy continues to struggle, members of the National Farmers Union recently decided they wanted the national organization to initiate a stronger push for the expansion of biofuels. The NFU responded this week by hiring veteran Washington biofuels

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Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Donna Funk, a principal for K-Coe Isom out of Kansas, had a tough task last week at the American Coalition for Ethanol annual meeting trying to explain the status of tax reform and the impact on ethanol producers. Funk was

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