WOTUS: Ag Groups Back in Court to Block EPA’s “Waters” Rule – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2018Three years after President Barack Obama’s administration finalized the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in 2015, agriculture groups and states find themselves in a familiar position — back […]

Ag Trade: Trump Addresses Farm Bureau on NAFTA Developments

🕔Jan 8, 2018President Donald Trump will be in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th Annual Convention.  The AFBF noted recently that, “After three consecutive years of […]

Ag Groups Request Increased Funding for Agriculture in 2018 – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2017A coalition of more than 70 agriculture groups sent a letter late Thursday (12/15/2017) to congressional leaders asking for an increase in the Agriculture budget for the fiscal year 2018 […]

NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

🕔Nov 10, 2017House Agriculture Committee leaders and a group of prominent farm lobbyists on Tuesday called on the Trump administration not to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and to […]

Trump Tax Reform Plan Gets Mixed Response from Farm Groups – DTN

🕔Nov 3, 2017House Republicans released a long-awaited tax-reform and tax-cutting plan that lowers tax rates for corporations and families, but forces both businesses and families to give up or reduce some favorite […]

Farming and Politics: Race for Tax Reform Begins – DTN

🕔Oct 30, 2017The starting gun for a flat-out sprint to pass a tax-reform bill was fired Thursday when Congress passed a fiscal-year 2018 budget resolution. The White House on Friday sent out […]

New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN

🕔Oct 26, 2017A bill to overhaul the country’s agricultural guest-worker program advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with just a one-vote margin after extensive debate about the impact of […]

Farm Groups ‘Encouraged’ by Trump Tax Reform Preview – DTN

🕔Sep 28, 2017Groups such as the American Farm Bureau Federation were “encouraged” by the initial framework for tax reform put on the table Wednesday by Republican leaders in Congress. Zippy Duvall, president […]

2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

🕔Aug 16, 2017Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched his “Back to Our Roots” farm bill tour at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3, 2017. At the same time, members of Congress […]

Immigration Bill: Trump Backs Skill-Based Point System – DTN

🕔Aug 3, 2017President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed legislation to change the U.S. immigration system and reduce the number of legal immigrants coming into the country, as well as emphasize highly educated […]

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