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Cuba After Trump Decision: Both Sides of the Picture – DTN

Cuba After Trump Decision: Both Sides of the Picture – DTN

👤By Jim Patrico Progressive, Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Jun 21, 2017

When I traveled to Cuba last fall, I met American businessman Saul Berenthal. He’s a 70-something man with more energy than a 20-year-old and so much charm he stood out even in Havana, a city full of characters. A Cuban

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Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 20, 2017

President Trump has nominated the Chief Agriculture Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office and at long last some crucial acting undersecretaries have been named at the Department of Agriculture. Agriculture veteran Gregg Doud has been nominated to serve as

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Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 14, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing yesterday to discuss the President’s FY2018 budget request and heard testimony from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.  Recall that late last month, Sec. Perdue discussed the executive branch agricultural budget outline before the

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Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

👤By Art Barnaby, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: For Tables and Figures see the Source Link at the bottom of the article. The Administration’s budget would cut $58.7 billion from crop insurance or about $6 billion a year over 10 years. Over the last five years,

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Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing – SNAP in Focus

Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing – SNAP in Focus

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

Background The House Ag Committee of the 115th Congress has conducted full Committee and Subcommittee Farm Bill hearings over the past few months on a variety of issues, including: the farm economy;  conservation; rural development and energy programs; specialty crops;

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Iowa: Vet Fundraiser Becomes Trump Rally for Healthcare – DTN

Iowa: Vet Fundraiser Becomes Trump Rally for Healthcare – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 6, 2017

An Iowa senator’s fundraising motorcycle ride for veterans on Saturday turned into a rousing rally for President Donald Trump and his first five months in office, as well as a push to get the Senate moving on health-care reform. Republican

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Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔May 29, 2017

As they heard testimony from economists on the problems in farm country, leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee said Thursday there should no more cuts to farm bill programs. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.,

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Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 24, 2017

Reuters writer P.J. Huffstutter reported earlier this week that, “The White House budget on Monday proposed $46.54 billion in cuts to federal government funding for the agriculture sector over the next 10 years. “President Donald Trump’s biggest cut would come in

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Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 23, 2017

President Trump released his detailed, $4.1 trillion federal budget today, and while every area of the federal government except defense and infrastructure saw cuts, the cuts to agriculture and rural areas are disproportionately severe by anyone’s standards. The total mandatory

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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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