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Ag’s Reaction to Trump Pulling U.S. From TPP
President Donald Trump officially pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact the Obama administration spent years orchestrating in order to give the U.S. a new leadership role among Pacific Rim countries.
Trump signed the executive order Monday leaving the remaining …
Why Trump Won; Refined Mexican Sugar
Donald Trump is headed to the White House because he upset Hillary Clinton in the “outstate” sections … counties beyond the metropolitan areas in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The 50 electoral votes in those five states, all carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, provided Trump…
Perdue Emerges as Possible Ag Secretary; U.S. Trade Rep Named
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is emerging as President-elect Donald Trump's selection for agriculture secretary, but no official announcement has been made.
A source close to the transition team confirmed media reports Monday that Trump had settled on the 70 year old Perdue, who served two te…
Labor Department and GMO Approvals
President-elect Donald Trump has selected fast-food exec Andy Puzder to run the Labor Department, which enforces wage rules and manages guest-worker programs on which many farms and others in the food industry rely.
Craig Regelbrugge, former co-chairman of the Ag Coalition for Immigration Reform, say…
China Reassusred and EPA’s McCarthy Says Farewell
The White House reports it has sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says National
Security Council officials …
Pipeline Stopped and Ag Secretary Talks
With protests continuing to mount against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Obama administration has decided to stop construction of the controversial project.
The Corps of Engineers announced Sunday it will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in Nort…
Trump Tells Farmers He Will Stop EPA Abuses
Donald Trump message to rural Western Florida farmers yesterday was was a popular one, especially when he explained that he was their best chance of stopping over regulation of the EPA. He assured the farmers that despite the media’s attempt to sabotage his campaign he was winni…
WA State Grower, H-2A Lawsuit Moves Forward; Trump in Mexico
A class action lawsuit against a large Washington state fruit and vegetable grower is moving forward after a ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel affirmed a lower court opinion allowing 600 Yakima Valley farmworkers to sue the Mercer Canyons operation as a class...

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