U.S. and Mexico Talking Cars in NAFTA 2.0 Discussions

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Two sources familiar with the negotiations have told Bloomberg that the U.S. and Mexico are discussing automobiles in an attempt to break an impasse over auto-production rules in an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The anonymous sources say officials are meeting to discuss Mexico’s automotive proposal. The auto issue has been a key sticking point during the nine …


USDA-EPA Discuss Year-Round E15

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials met to discuss ways to increase ethanol usage and to address refiner concerns about volatility in the market for biofuel credits. An Agri-Pulse report says the meeting followed months of discussions at the White House on the issue. It also follows months of concerns over the way EPA Administrator …

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Agri View: Efforts to Enact COOL

Dan Agri View, Beef

Everett Griner talks about efforts still being made to enact COOL in today’s Agri View. Everett looks into what happened with it to begin with, and what is currently being done to try to bring it back. Efforts to Enact COOL Mention the word COOL and most people think of being comfortable. I mean Country of Origin Labeling. People wanting …


H-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Modernization Joint Cabinet Statement

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

Secretary Acosta, Secretary Nielsen, Secretary Perdue and Secretary Pompeo When President Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation in January of this year, he reminded the audience that his commitment to our farmers has been clear since the day his Administration began: “From that day on, we have been working every day to deliver for America’s farmers just as they …

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Farm Bill Delays Due to Immigration Issues

Dan Farm Bill, Labor and Immigration, Legislative

Efforts have been taking place to resurrect the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill after last week’s defeat. One reason for the defeat was an unrelated fight over immigration reform. American Farm Bureau Federation’s Andrew Walmsley says this isn’t over yet, after 30-GOP conservatives sunk the bill in a bid to win a vote on tough immigration reforms. Farm …


NCBA Applauds Introduction of Legislation Addressing Hours of Service Changes for Livestock Haulers

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Group Calls For Passage of TLAAS Act Before Oct. 1 ELD Deadline The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applauded the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act, saying it would reform federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway safety, and the well-being of livestock haulers. The bill was introduced today by …


Administration Discord Over China Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Sources close to the White House tell Bloomberg that President Donald Trump backed off imposing billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods because of discord within the administration. There’s also concern within the White House over the possibility of harming negotiations with North Korea. Trump also reportedly succumbed to pressure from farm-state Republicans, who heavily lobbied the administration to …