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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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Agriculture’s Guest-Worker Program NOT Included in Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order – DTN

Agriculture’s Guest-Worker Program NOT Included in Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 19, 2017

As President Donald Trump champions a “hire American, buy American” executive order meant to crack down on foreign guest workers at high-tech companies, he will leave agriculture’s guest-worker program untouched in the process. Senior administration officials outlined the latest executive

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Ag Sec Confirmation Expected as USDA Faces Trump Budget Slashes – DTN

Ag Sec Confirmation Expected as USDA Faces Trump Budget Slashes – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 19, 2017

It’s likely Sonny Perdue will be up to speed on the issues facing agriculture if the Senate follows through and votes to confirm Perdue early next week. That’s the expectation of Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who told reporters on Tuesday

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Trump Infrastructure Proposal Still in the Works – DTN

Trump Infrastructure Proposal Still in the Works – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Apr 18, 2017

The White House is still working on its infrastructure proposal, but a special assistant to the president sees the plan as a potential major boost in job creation and bipartisanship.   D.J. Gribbin, the special assistant to President Donald Trump

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Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Apr 10, 2017

The nation’s pork producers need more free-trade agreements, particularly with Japan, in order to export some of the pork that will be processed in five new plants that will begin production in the next few years. National Pork Producers Council

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EPA Challenged Over Refusal to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide – DTN

EPA Challenged Over Refusal to Ban Chlorpyrifos Insecticide – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Three environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to force the EPA to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, one week after the agency denied a petition to do so.   EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced March 30 that the agency

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Waters of the U.S. Rule: Supreme Court Rejects Trump Move for Delay – DTN

Waters of the U.S. Rule: Supreme Court Rejects Trump Move for Delay – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 6, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District is the proper venue for legal challenges to the waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule, even though President Donald Trump’s administration may

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Farm Policy: Unfolding U.S. Trade Policy Causes Corn Trade Concerns with Mexico

Farm Policy: Unfolding U.S. Trade Policy Causes Corn Trade Concerns with Mexico

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Today’s update examines recent news articles that address issues associated with NAFTA and U.S. corn exports to Mexico.  As the future direction of executive branch trade policy continues to evolve, this uncertainty is potentially weighing on agricultural markets. Trade: NAFTA,

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Senate Ag Committee Sends Ag Secretary Nominee for Senate Vote – DTN

Senate Ag Committee Sends Ag Secretary Nominee for Senate Vote – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Mar 31, 2017

As expected, the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday voted to send President Donald Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Agriculture secretary to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.   The vote occurred off the Senate floor in the midst

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Trump’s Health Insurance Promise Fails; No Relief in Sight – DTN

Trump’s Health Insurance Promise Fails; No Relief in Sight – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 28, 2017

The failure of the House health insurance bill last week leaves farmers and other small business people without any relief from increasingly higher premiums.   The defeat of the bill last Friday left House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declaring “Obamacare

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