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Farm Policy: NAFTA Renegotiation Formally Launched – Ag Perspectives

Farm Policy: NAFTA Renegotiation Formally Launched – Ag Perspectives

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 22, 2017

Background Shawn Donnan and Jude Webber reported on Thursday at The Financial Times Online that, “Donald Trump has fired the starting gun on renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, with his administration notifying Congress

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NAFTA – Nebraska Gov. Tells Mexican Reps. ‘We Good.’

NAFTA – Nebraska Gov. Tells Mexican Reps. ‘We Good.’

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 18, 2017

In a united showing on trade relations by Mexico and the U.S. Corn Belt, a Mexican trade delegation on Tuesday held a press conference with the governor of Nebraska and leaders in the U.S. corn and grain industries to stress

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Farming With or Without Health Insurance – You Need a Plan – Commentary

Farming With or Without Health Insurance – You Need a Plan – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔May 17, 2017

The US House of Representatives recently voted to repeal and replace the health insurance elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACE or Obamacare) in such a way that the Democrats would not be afforded the possibility of mounting a filibuster in

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Fed Budget Cuts: Ag-Related Agencies Look for Alternative Funds – DTN

Fed Budget Cuts: Ag-Related Agencies Look for Alternative Funds – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 12, 2017

Staff from two federal agencies that want to see increased funding to the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act, or PRIA, but are also preparing for budget cuts. Agency representatives explained the impact of proposed cuts Thursday at a hearing before the

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Will Trump Do Right by Agriculture and the Rural Voter?

Will Trump Do Right by Agriculture and the Rural Voter?

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔May 10, 2017

As we write this column, President Trump has passed the 100 day mark he set for himself during the campaign. While many analysts are focused on matching up his rhetoric during the campaign with what he has accomplished in the

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Ag Sec. Purdue Talks Trade, Renewable Fuels, Sunny Outlook – DTN

Ag Sec. Purdue Talks Trade, Renewable Fuels, Sunny Outlook – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 8, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to Iowa farm leaders Friday morning, reassuring them he would take the lead in trade talks for farmers and defend renewable fuels production, which is critical to Midwest agriculture. Perdue has been on the job

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Ambassador to China: The Job is Open and Iowa Gov. Wants to Fill It – DTN

Ambassador to China: The Job is Open and Iowa Gov. Wants to Fill It – DTN

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

If the tone of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s confirmation hearing to be the next ambassador to China is any indication, the nation’s longest-serving governor is likely to cruise to approval in the U.S. Senate. Members of the U.S. Senate Foreign

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Trump to Form Ag Task Force – DTN

Trump to Form Ag Task Force – DTN

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

The White House is using Sonny Perdue’s swearing in on Tuesday as agriculture secretary as a backdrop to help show President Donald Trump is focused on the interests of farmers and agriculture. To mark Perdue’s confirmation vote and first official

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New EPA Head Questions Choices Made by Obama Administration – DTN

New EPA Head Questions Choices Made by Obama Administration – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Speaking at an Earth Day Texas forum Friday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt refuted the notion his agency would sit idle under President Donald Trump’s watch. He also challenged the argument that President Barack Obama’s administration was good for

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Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 19, 2017

Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs and other trade restrictions are important considerations for U.S. agriculture.

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