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Farm Bureau Welcomes President Trump Back to Address Annual Convention

Dan Industry News Release

Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States, will address farm and ranch families from across the nation Monday at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention. This address will mark the second time in as many years that the president has appeared at Farm Bureau’s Annual Convention. This year’s gathering takes place Jan. 11-16 in New …

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Groups Respond to Farm Bill Signing

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue celebrated President Trump’s signing of the 2018 Farm Bill and issued the following statement:    “This is a great day for our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers, as President Trump’s signature on this bill is a Christmas present to American agriculture.  Farmers take financial risks every year as a matter …

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The 2018 Farm Bill Is Officially Here

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, known as the 2018 farm bill, has now been made official after being signed by President Donald Trump today.  It was a long and strenuous process drafting a version that both congressional houses could agree to.  The farm bill will ultimately cost $867 billion over the next 10 years through a series of programs intended …

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Trump Administration Plans Hearing on Trade with Japan

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Trump administration will hold a hearing in December to help craft negotiating objectives for a trade deal between the U.S. and Japan. A recent Federal Register notice seeks public comment with a deadline of November 26th, and a hearing scheduled for December 10th in Washington, DC. The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office is seeking the comments to develop U.S. negotiating …

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Trump Hints at Naming Wheeler Permanent EPA Administrator

Dan Industry News Release

President Donald Trump may be planning to permanently place Andrew Wheeler as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. Pro Farmer reports that Trump this week said of Wheeler: “He is acting, but he is doing well, right? So maybe he won’t be so acting for so long.” President Trump made the comments during the White House’s State Leadership Day Conference. Acting roles …

President Trump to Speak at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo

Dan Education, Industry News Release

The president will be attending the National FFA Convention & Expo on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, during the ninth general session at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and will address the FFA members. Over time, it is has become a tradition of the National FFA Organization to invite the sitting president to make remarks during its annual national convention and expo. Former …

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Trump Signs Off on Major Reservoir Project

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Construction of a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee that state lawmakers envision as a way to help a region beset by toxic algae blooms was part of a wide-ranging water bill signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump. The $6 billion America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 includes authorization for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on a …

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Perdue Promises Five Percent Budget Cut as part of Trump Plan

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will help President Donald Trump reach his goal of reducing agency budgets by five percent next year. Perdue has promised to cut his budget five percent, as last week Trump asked every Cabinet agency except the Pentagon to make a five percent cut. During the meeting, Trump told the leaders to “get rid of the fat, …