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Trump Administration Reviewing Sage Grouse Plans

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Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke this week announced the Donald Trump administration would review a plan to protect sage grouse in western states. Plans to protect sage grouse have met opposition by industry and farm groups along the way, which argue the rules go too far. Zinke said he assembled a review team comprised of scientists at the U.S. Geological …


Leaving Paris Climate Accord Could Impact Trade Negotiations

Dan 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 …


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

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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

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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 …

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Trump Pledges Support of the Renewable Fuel Standard

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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 …


Dairy Trade in the Trump Era

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release 2 Comments

by Jim Mulhern,President, CEO of NMPF On his first Monday in the White House, President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order officially abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This action raised as many questions as it answered about the future of trade policy in the new administration.  It certainly signals that America’s approach to global trade policy will undergo a serious …


NPPC Hails Trump U.K. Trade Announcement

Dan Hogs & Pork, Industry News Release, Trade 0 Comments

The Trump administration over the weekend announced it would pursue closer trade relations with the United Kingdom, news welcomed by the National Pork Producers Council, which urged the administration to begin talks as soon as possible. Meeting last week at the White House, President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to hold preliminary talks on a trade deal, …