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Trump: the U.S. Under “No Pressure” to Make Deal with China

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

President Donald Trump pushed back at the Wall Street Journal, which ran an article saying the U.S. was under pressure to make a deal with China. The Hill Dot Com says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin recently invited Chinese officials to come to Washington for negotiations, which Beijing accepted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the invite came about because of …

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State Ag Officials Voice Concerns with Trade Approach

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

State agriculture officials say the Trump administration needs to aggressively seek market access across the globe, while expressing concerns with the administration’s trade agenda. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture passed two resolutions this week during its annual meeting that leadership says reaffirms the critical importance of international trade to the organization. The group of state agriculture officials …

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Trump Threatens to Add $200 Billion in More Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Bloomberg says President Trump wants to proceed with another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports as soon as the public comment period wraps up next week. Six people familiar with the matter spoke anonymously with Bloomberg for the article. Companies and people have until Sept. 6 to submit comments on duties that will cover everything from semiconductors to selfie …

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Another Poll Shows Farmer Support for Trump Fading

Dan Industry News Release

Another poll shows support of President Donald Trump by farmers is declining. A new Farm Journal poll shows that while almost 70 percent of America’s farmers and ranchers voted for Donald Trump in 2016, only 54 percent would vote for him again. Nearly 2,500 farmers participated in the online poll. 51 percent of those participating view the president as favorable, …

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Trump: “Farmers Are Doing Well”

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

President Trump spoke recently during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, saying farmers are starting to prosper. However, a Bloomberg article says the numbers tell a different story. “I hear they’re starting to do well in spite of everything,” the President said during comments from the meeting. “They’re selling corn, they’re selling soybeans, they’re selling everything, at levels that …

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Farm Futures Survey: Farmer Support for Trump Slipping

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

A poll by Farm Futures shows support to Donald Trump from farmers is slipping. The survey found that 60 percent of farmers would vote for the president if the election were held today. That’s down from the 75 percent support level Trump received from growers in the 2016 election. Meanwhile, 24 percent said they would not vote for reelection and …

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Trump Tweets on SNAP Work Requirements

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The biggest difference between the House and Senate versions of the farm bill was front and center on Twitter. President Trump jumped into the debate via Twitter, in an effort to tip the scales toward House Republicans ahead of conference negotiations. “When the House and Senate meet on the very important farm bill, hopefully, they will be able to leave …

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Farmers Benefiting from Trump Tax Cuts

Dan Alabama, Economy, Industry News Release

Farm families are reaping the benefits of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) signed by President Donald J. Trump in December, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report. The Economic Research Service (ERS) studied 2016 Internal Revenue Service and USDA data and released findings last month showing the effective tax rate for farmers is 3 to 6 percent …

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Senate to Hold Trade Hearing This Week

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be the only witness to give testimony during a hearing this week before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee. Lighthizer is one of the key Trump administration members at the center of the president’s trade strategy that’s led to retaliatory tariffs from China, Mexico, Canada, the European Union, and others. Many of those tariffs are hitting …