Announced China Ag Purchases Lack Details

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture eagerly awaits any details regarding increased purchases of U.S. ag products by China. President Trump over the weekend said following a discussion with China that the nation “will be buying massive amounts of product from us,” promising an “incredibly positive impact on farming.” Politico reports, however, there is no guarantee China will hold its end of the bargain, as …


E15 Challenges Ahead

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

President Donald Trump paved the path for year-round E15 sales this week, but the road ahead is promised to be challenging. The President directed the EPA to move forward with allowing year-round sales, but the National Wildlife Federation says the move is not allowed under the Clean Air Act. Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation says …


RFA Applauds President Trump’s E15 Announcement

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) applauds the announcement by President Donald Trump that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is beginning a formal rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15 nationwide. Currently, E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol) cannot be sold during the summer months in most of the country. The de facto summertime ban on E15 is the result of …


Trump Tariffs Impacting Manufactures, Ag and Beer Makers

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Ongoing trade disputes, along with President Trump’s tariff efforts are hurting U.S. consumers of steel and aluminum. Market fluctuations in prices are impacting the makers and builders of grain bins, metal building, farm equipment, and even the beer industry. The Beer Institute, which represents the brewing industry, calls the tariff on aluminum a $347 million tax on the U.S. beer …


Trump Budget Proposal Considered “DOA”

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Legislative

Presidential budget proposals have been dead on arrival before. However, the Hagstrom Report says no budget outline has been as dead as the one President Trump sent to members of Congress on Monday. No one in the entire American food chain seems happy with what they’ve seen. Everyone, from members of Congress to farm leaders, crop insurance executives, as well …

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President Trump Addresses American Farm Bureau Federation

Dan Legislative

President Trump addressed the crowd at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show on Monday, January 8th.  The AFBF is celebrating 99 years of supporting American agriculture at this year’s meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. “I’m so honored to be the first President to address the American Farm …


Trump may be Keeping Campaign Promise on Protecting Renewable Fuels Mandate

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

President Trump may be keeping his campaign promise on protecting the nation’s renewable fuels mandate. Administration sources have told various media that the White House ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to hold off on controversial changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The move comes after a political backlash from Midwestern lawmakers. Calls to the White House were not immediately returned, …


Farm Trade Expert Says Trump “Playing With Fire” on NAFTA Comments

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A farm trade expert says President Trump is “playing with fire” with his comments at a Phoenix rally Tuesday that he’s more likely to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement Major farm groups are reluctant or declining to comment on President Trump’s latest threat to withdraw from NAFTA, altogether. But former Department of Agriculture trade advisor in the Bill …