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Leaving Paris Climate Accord Could Impact Trade Negotiations

Dan Export/Import, Industry News Release, Trade

The Donald Trump administration is pledging a plan of bilateral trade negotiations with individual countries, but Politico speculates his latest move may hinder negotiations. President Trump removed the U.S. from the Paris climate accord last week, joining just Nicaragua and Syria as the only nations not to sign the pact. Politico says the withdrawal sets up the potential for other …

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Statement of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on President Trump’s Paris Accord Announcement

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

“President Trump promised that he would put America first and he has rightly determined that the Paris accord was not in the best interests of the United States.  In addition to costing our economy trillions of dollars and millions of jobs, the accord also represented a willful and voluntary ceding of our national sovereignty.  The agreement would have had a …

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Perdue Convinces Trump Not to Terminate NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The new secretary of agriculture played a big part in convincing President Trump to not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. He had a little help from the secretary of commerce in doing so. Daily Caller Dot Com reports that just days after taking office, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue persuaded the president to change his mind after …

Letter Urges White House to Maintain Point of Obligation Under RFS

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Amy Klobuchar led 23 senators in a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to maintain the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and deny proposed changes that would derail the current, successful program. The point of obligation designates who in the fuel supply chain is responsible for blending biofuels, and is a mechanism …

NACD Expresses Disappointment in Trump’s Budget

Dan Industry News Release

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is extremely disappointed that President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request includes a 21 percent cut to the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Many of USDA’s voluntary, incentive-based conservation programs are crucial to promoting the wise and responsible use of natural resources in this country. “Without USDA conservation programs, America’s farmers, ranchers, and …

Trump Pledges Support of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

President Donald Trump penned a letter this week reiterating his support for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Renewable Fuels Association released the letter during the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego, California. Trump told the ethanol industry in the letter that “your president and this administration values the importance of renewable fuels to America’s economy.” RFA President and CEO Bob …