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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …