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Trump Responds to No Ag in EU Talks, Threatens Tariffs

Dan Trade

President Donald Trump is threatening tariffs against the European Union if the EU doesn’t bring agriculture to the trade negotiation table. Trump has threatened tariffs on European cars and auto parts imports, a move the EU has previously said it would abandon the talks over, according to Politico. The EU agreed to move forward with the trade talks earlier this …

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Florida Cattleman Meets with President at White House 5G Announcement

Dan Cattle, Florida, Technology

by Gary Cooper National Cattlemen’s  Beef Association  President-Elect Marty Smith, a cattle producer from Wacahoota, Florida, represented the nation’s cattle industry at a Presidential press conference at the White House on Friday, April 12th. The purpose of the event was for the President to announce his plans for nationwide 5G service, with an emphasis on rural America. After the President …

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Trump: Everglades Money ‘Coming Soon’

Dan Environment, Florida, Water

President Donald Trump discussed the importance of completing restoration of the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, and vaguely promised funding “coming soon” for the Everglades, following a tour of the structure Friday. “What we’re doing is very important — it was very dangerous and it’s a big project,” Trump said of dike repairs during a brief media appearance at …

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Trump Wants Quick Action on USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

President Donald Trump wants lawmakers to move quickly to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA, Trump’s replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, is currently being navigated through procedural hurdles before the administration can present the final proposed agreement to Congress. Lawmakers must consider the agreement on a simple yes or no vote, with no amendments, with Trade …

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Trump Budget Includes Crop Insurance Cuts

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The fiscal year 2020 budget submitted by President Donald Trump includes a couple of points sure to ignite debate in the budgetary process. The proposal includes imposing work requirements on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients. The Hagstrom Report says the proposed budget also imposes work requirements on recipients of Medicare and federal housing benefits. The work requirements will likely reduce …

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NASDA Disappointed with Trump Budget Proposal

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture expressed disappointment this week in the content of President Trump’s budget proposal. NASDA CEO Barbara Glenn says the budget request would “negatively impact agriculture, particularly at a time when many in agriculture are facing a serious economic downturn.” NASDA expects Congress to ensure the programs agriculture needs, including those within the Department …

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Groups Comment on State of the Union Address

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Source: USDA U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address: “President Trump provided a unifying, hopeful vision for the nation tonight, highlighting Administration accomplishments and the booming economy, but also expressing optimism that even greater achievements lie ahead.  The President’s policies have been beneficial to American agriculture in …

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Government Reopening Draws Reactions

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Secretary Perdue Statement on Reopening the Federal Government U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of reopening the federal government: “President Trump’s announcement of the reopening of the federal government is welcome news, as it will bring thousands of our employees back to work and return us to our …

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Federal Government Reopens for Now

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

After a month-long shutdown, the federal government reopens officially for three weeks following an announcement from President Donald Trump.  The 800,000 federal workers who have been on furlough will be receiving back pay for the days that offices were closed due to the shutdown.  The funding will keep the government running until February 15. “I am very proud to announce …