Categories for Agriculture

31,099. 12/2/2019

AGRICULTURE/SOUTH AMERICA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies. which is not good for our farmers. Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all Steel & Aluminum that is shipped into the U.S. from those countries. The Federal….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 2, 2019 5:59 am

30,714. 11/17/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our great Farmers will recieve another major round of ‘cash,’ compliments of China Tariffs, prior to Thanksgiving. The smaller farms and farmers will be big beneficiaries. In the meantime, and as you may have noticed, China is starting to buy big again. Japan deal DONE. Enjoy!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 17, 2019 11:08 am

30,626. 11/14/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepDougCollins: Great news for @GAPoultryFed, @chickencouncil, and poultry farmers across the country! Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @Sec…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 14, 2019 9:53 pm

29,683. 10/19/2019

AGRICULTURE/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @HouseGOP: ‘On their farms, when something needs to get done, our dairy farmers don’t hem and haw, they don’t drag their feet and they d…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 19, 2019 5:25 pm

29,453. 10/13/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “CHINA HAS ALREADY BEGUN AGRICULTURAL PURCHASES FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT FARMERS & RANCHERS!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 4:50 pm

29,452. 10/13/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “My deal with China is that they will IMMEDIATELY start buying very large quantities of our Agricultural Product, not wait until the deal is signed over the next 3 or 4 weeks. THEY HAVE ALREADY STARTED! Likewise financial services and other deal aspects, start preparing….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2019 4:47 pm

29,426. 10/12/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Happy National Farmers Day! https://t.co/zqhaDCikQg

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2019 3:12 pm

29,420. 10/12/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The deal I just made with China is, by far, the greatest and biggest deal ever made for our Great Patriot Farmers in the history of our Country. In fact, there is a question as to whether or not this much product can be produced? Our farmers will figure it out. Thank you China!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2019 9:09 am

29,419. 10/12/2019

AGRICULTURE/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Other aspects of the deal are also great – technology, financial services, 16-20 Billion in Boeing Planes etc., but WOW, the Farmers really hit pay dirt! @ChuckGrassley @joniernst @debfisher @BenSasse Thank you to all Republicans in Congress for your invaluable help!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2019 9:09 am

29,370. 10/11/2019

AGRICULTURE/CONGRESS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @HouseGOP: ‘We’re just waiting on Congress…’ – Jed Clark, Kentucky Farmer Farmers in Kentucky and all across America are waiting for…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 11, 2019 10:38 am

29,234. 10/7/2019

AGRICULTURE/JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump just signed two new trade agreements with Japan, changing the game for American farmers and ranc…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 7, 2019 11:23 pm

29,208. 10/7/2019

AGRICULTURE/IVANKA/JAPAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @IvankaTrump: Today the USA and Japan signed 2 new trade agreements 🇺🇸 🇯🇵 1) Agricultural Agt: +90% of US ag imports into Japan will be…”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 7, 2019 10:40 pm

29,174. 10/6/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: [email protected] ‘forgot’ to report that we are helping the great farmers of the USA to the tune of 28 Billion Dollars, for the last two years, paid for out of Tariffs paid to the United States by China for targeting the farmer. They devalued their currency, therefore paying the cost!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 6, 2019 6:54 pm

29,068. 10/4/2019

AGRICULTURE/ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration Friday announced a sweeping package of changes to federal ethanol rules in an effort to make up with farmers furious with the president’s earlier decisions to exempt dozens of oil refineries from requirements to blend biofuels into the nation’s fuel supply. The package represents a win for ethanol and biodiesel producers — based largely in the Midwest — in their ongoing battle with oil refiners over the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard, a federal mandate for biofuels to make up a portion of the U.S. gasoline supply. While EPA will continue to hand out economic hardship waivers to small refiners, the deal announced Friday will require companies that own larger refineries to add more biofuels to their products to make up the difference. As a result, the 2020 mandate will require blending above the 15 billion gallons called for the laws that created the RFS, an EPA official said.”

Eric Wolff, “Trump administration tries to pacify farmers with major biofuels boost,” Politico, October 4, 2019 11:29 am

29,056. 10/4/2019

AGRICULTURE/ENERGY/EPA/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture jointly proposed new rules on Friday that would increase ethanol consumption at the expense of oil refineries to help corn and soybean farmers buffeted by President Trump’s trade wars. The plan would overhaul the system of quotas for ethanol, a fuel that is made from corn and other crops, as they blend their fuels. Its overall goal is to increase the sale of the biofuel beyond the current mandate of 15 billion gallons annually. It also will ensure that a gasoline blend made of 15 percent ethanol will be available at the pumps already in place at most gas stations, rather than requiring the installation of new pumps. The proposal also includes trade measures to increase the access of ethanol to foreign markets. The move is widely viewed as an effort to relieve pressure on farmers at a time when the Trump administration is escalating its trade war with China and Europe.”

Lisa Friedman, “Trump, Facing Farmers’ Discontent, Plans Help for Ethanol,” The New York Times online, October 4, 2019

29,055. 10/4/2019

AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Agriculture Department moved again this week to cut spending on food stamps, this time proposing changes that would slice $4.5 billion from the program over five years, trimming monthly benefits by as much as $75 for one in five struggling families on nutrition assistance. The latest plan would cut benefits for 19 percent of households on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called food stamps, while increasing benefits for 16 percent. Almost 8,000 households would lose benefits entirely. Those cuts would be concentrated in cold northern states that would be most affected by a change in the way heating costs are calculated. The number of families losing benefits is a tiny percentage of the nearly 40 million people who receive benefits, and even $4.5 billion over five years is a trim for a program that cost $68 billion in 2018 alone. But the latest move is the third time the Trump administration has moved to cut food stamps.”

Lola Fadulu, “Trump Administration Unveils More Cuts to Food Stamp Program,” The New York Times online, October 4, 2019

28,992. 10/2/2019

AGRICULTURE/AIRLINE INDUSTRY/EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The Trump administration said Wednesday [10-2-19] that it would impose tariffs on European aircraft, French wine and cheese, Spanish olive oil and other goods starting Oct. 18, after the World Trade Organization granted the United States permission to tax as much as $7.5 billion of European exports annually. The tariffs are part of a long-running complaint over subsidies given to the European plane maker Airbus and are intended to allow the United States to recoup some of the losses the American plane maker Boeing sustained because of Europe’s trade practices. The ruling on Wednesday gives the go-ahead for the United States to impose enough tariffs to block $7.5 billion in trade from Europe annually, until the two sides reach a negotiated settlement, or the organization decides that Europe is in compliance with its rules. The tariffs could raise prices for American companies and customers who import products from Europe, affecting airlines, manufacturers and consumers at the grocery store.”

Ana Swanson, “U.S. to Tax European Aircraft, Agriculture and Other Goods,” The New York Times online, October 2, 2019 

28,617. 9/23/2019

AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Governors, mayors, attorneys general, state delegations, teachers and pediatricians have flooded the Agriculture Department with comments that overwhelmingly oppose the Trump administration’s proposed rule to limit eligibility for food stamps — and cut millions from the nation’s pre-eminent food assistance program. The rule change’s public comment period ended on Monday [9-23-19], with more than 75,000 comments logged, 70 from mayors and 17 from governors. Congressional delegations from Vermont, Maryland and Maine also voiced opposition to changing eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps…It could well move forward with the change. Other proposed regulations from the Trump administration have gone into force despite torrents of negative comments. The Agriculture Department pushed through changes to the nutritional standards of school meals over the objections of more than 85,000 public commenters. The ‘public charge’ rule, which could deny visas or green cards to immigrants who access public assistance, received more than 266,000 comments in opposition but was finalized anyway. And 800,000 comments opposing a loosening of the Endangered Species Act did not stop it from going into effect in August.”

Lola Fadulu, “Agriculture Department Flooded With Appeals to Stop Food Stamp Purge,” The New York Times online, September 23, 2019

28,354. 9/12/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It is expected that China will be buying large amounts of our agricultural products!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 12, 2019 7:45 am

28,177. 9/6/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘China is eating the Tariffs.’ Billions pouring into USA. Targeted Patriot Farmers getting massive Dollars from the incoming Tariffs! Good Jobs Numbers, No Inflation(Fed). China having worst year in decades. Talks happening, good for all!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 6, 2019 10:14 am

28,086. 9/2/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…Trade Agreement.’ @business @ChuckGrassley @joniernst @SenatorFischer @BenSasse Making great progress for our Farmers. Approved E-15, year round. Big additional list to be submitted & approved within two weeks. Will be even better for Ethanol, and we save our small refineries!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 2, 2019 9:37 pm

28,080. 9/2/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “….Trade Agreement.’ @business @ChuckGrassley @joniernst @debfisher @BenSasse Making great progress for our Farmers. Approved E-15, year round. Big additional list to be submitted and approved within two weeks. Will be even better for Ethanol, and we save our small refineries!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 2, 2019 4:58 pm

27,978. 8/31/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @SenatorRomney: As a major export state, Utah’s agricultural industry would greatly benefit from #USMCAnow. Hosted a roundtable this eve…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 31, 2019 7:06 am

27,963. 8/31/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @SenatorBraun: Representing Indiana on the @SenateAg Committee means it’s so important to sit down with Hoosier farmers to dig into what…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 31, 2019 6:54 am

27,910. 8/29/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Farmers are going to be so happy when they see what we are doing for Ethanol, not even including the E-15, year around, which is already done. It will be a giant package, get ready! At the same time I was able to save the small refineries from certain closing. Great for all!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 29, 2019 8:19 am