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White House Advisor Covers Ag Topics: Trade, Workforce, Infrastructure – DTN

White House Advisor Covers Ag Topics: Trade, Workforce, Infrastructure – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Mar 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s No. 1 priority for agriculture is international trade, followed by a “reliable, affordable workforce,” Ray Starling, special assistant to the president for agriculture on the National Economic Council, told a National Ag Day event at the National

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Fuel Standards: Senators Push Trump to Leave RFS Point of Obligation Untouched – DTN

Fuel Standards: Senators Push Trump to Leave RFS Point of Obligation Untouched – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 20, 2017

A bipartisan group of senators this week joined a growing chorus of voices opposing any changes to the point of obligation in the Renewable Fuel Standard.   A group of 23 senators, including 17 Democrats and six Republicans, wrote to

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Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture would take a $4.7 billion cut in discretionary programs next year under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, or about a 21% cut from 2017 spending levels.  The budget blueprint released Thursday by the White House

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Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

👤By William Mencer, USA Rice 🕔Mar 16, 2017

USA Rice joined 16 other agriculture groups in a letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Committees on Budget and Appropriations yesterday to express their concerns over budget cuts to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the need

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South Dakota Challenging EPA on Higher Ethanol Blends – DTN

South Dakota Challenging EPA on Higher Ethanol Blends – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Farm leaders and state officials in South Dakota are taking the lead to push 30% ethanol blends and challenging EPA’s stance on higher ethanol blends. By taking the lead to aggressively support E30, South Dakota is positioning itself for a

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Farm Policy: Growing Resistance to Trump’s Trade Agenda from Farm Export States

Farm Policy: Growing Resistance to Trump’s Trade Agenda from Farm Export States

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

Recall that last month, at a press conference before the Senate Ag Committee’s first Farm Bill hearing in Kansas, Committee Chairman Pat Roberts pointed out that, “And trade — trade is on the minds of every farmer, every rancher. And I

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Trump Expected to Overturn BLM 2.0 Land Rule – DTN

Trump Expected to Overturn BLM 2.0 Land Rule – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 8, 2017

President Donald Trump is expected to sign a Congressional resolution to overturn an Obama administration rule approved in December that would have changed the way public lands are managed in the West.   The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a

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Biofuel: Governors Want Federal Policies to Help Expand Markets

Biofuel: Governors Want Federal Policies to Help Expand Markets

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

The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition on Monday asked President Donald Trump to support a number of changes to federal law to support biofuels production.  In a letter signed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, chairman of the coalition; Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad,

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Ethanol: Plenty Of Fog Over Possible Executive Order, E15 Vapor Waiver – DTN

Ethanol: Plenty Of Fog Over Possible Executive Order, E15 Vapor Waiver – DTN

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

There continues to be no executive order pending on possible changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard, White House spokesperson Kelly A. Love told DTN Thursday. In addition, it remains uncertain whether actual negotiations are taking place between biofuels interests, the

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Ethanol: Governors Seek E15 Reg Changes To Promote More Sales – DTN

Ethanol: Governors Seek E15 Reg Changes To Promote More Sales – DTN

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

The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition on Monday asked President Donald Trump to support a number of changes to federal law to support biofuels production. In a letter signed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, chairman of the coalition; Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad,

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