AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Getting ready to address the Farm Convention today in Nashville, Tennessee. Love our farmers, love Tennessee – a great combination! See you in a little while.” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 14, 2019 7:32 am […]

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AGRICULTURE/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/USDA: “Thanks to the government shutdown, the Department of Agriculture will extend the deadline for farmers to apply for assistance to offset losses they were experiencing as a result of trade tensions between the US and other countries. Applications were due January 15, but the department’s Farm Service Agency, which operates the […]

Read More… from 1/8/2019


AGRICULTURE/ENVIRONMENT/INTERIOR/NATURAL DISASTERS/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect people, communities, and watersheds, and to promote healthy and resilient forests, rangelands, […]

Read More… from 12/21/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Monday [12-17-18] that he would release a second round of payments to farmers hurt by tariffs, even after China resumed buying US soybeans last week…Soybean growers have been hit especially hard. China, their biggest foreign market, stopped buying US soybeans in July in retaliation for new American […]

Read More… from 12/17/2018


AGRICULTURE/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “More financial assistance is on the way for farmers and ranchers hurt by retaliation from foreign governments in trade disputes with the United States. President Donald Trump said Monday [12-17-18] he has authorized Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to launch the second and final round of payments from a $12 billion aid […]

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AGRICULTURE/ECONOMY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today I am making good on my promise to defend our Farmers & Ranchers from unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. I have authorized Secretary Perdue to implement the 2nd round of Market Facilitation Payments. Our economy is stronger than ever–we stand with our Farmers!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 17, 2018 4:14 […]

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AGRICULTURE/DRUGS/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Prepare to see more hemp beer, food, supplements and clothing if President Donald Trump signs the new Farm Bill that would more broadly permit American farmers to grow hemp, which has long been restricted because of its ties to marijuana. Hemp plants are the same species as marijuana but contain virtually none […]

Read More… from 12/13/2018


AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/LEGISLATION/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Senate easily passed a sprawling farm bill, 87 to 13, on Tuesday [12-11-18], advancing an ambitious $867 billion measure that rejected stricter work requirements for food-stamp recipients that were pushed by House Republicans and cheered by President Trump. The twice-a-decade legislation provides a safety net for farmers hit with unexpected weather […]

Read More… from 12/11/2018


AGRICULTURE/ENVIRONMENT/OBAMA ADMIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday [12-11-18] to unveil a plan that would weaken federal clean water rules designed to protect millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of streams nationwide from pesticide runoff and other pollutants. Environmentalists say the proposal represents a historic assault on wetlands regulation […]

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AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “……on seeing whether or not a REAL deal with China is actually possible. If it is, we will get it done. China is supposed to start buying Agricultural product and more immediately. President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember,……” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

Read More… from 12/4/2018


AGRICULTURE/AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump cast his trade accord with President Xi Jinping of China as a huge victory for American farmers, automakers and other key political constituencies — statements that helped send volatile financial markets higher on Monday [12-3-18] and seemed intended to calm worries about the economic toll of a protracted […]

Read More… from 12/3/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China will buy more U.S. agricultural goods, the White House said in its readout of the trade-war ceasefire President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached in Buenos Aires this weekend. But the details, beyond Trump’s pledge to hold off on imposing additional tariffs, were blurry — like which ag […]

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AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Farmers will be a a very BIG and FAST beneficiary of our deal with China. They intend to start purchasing agricultural product immediately. We make the finest and cleanest product in the World, and that is what China wants. Farmers, I LOVE YOU!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 3, 2018 8:01 am […]

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AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A Republican lawmaker wants to change a single word in the Trump administration’s farm aid program saying some soybean growers in Louisiana cannot qualify for the payments designed to offset farmers’ losses from tariffs against China. Representative Ralph Abraham said his bill would allow the $12 billion in farm aid payments to […]

Read More… from 11/27/2018


AGRICULTURE/DEMS/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congress comes back to town next week with House and Senate agriculture leaders pledging action on the farm bill in the lame-duck session. Hanging over negotiations is the question of just how dug in Trump is on stricter SNAP work requirements. Trump on Wednesday [11-7-18] blamed Democrats again for delaying the farm […]

Read More… from 11/9/2018


AGRICULTURE/CABINET/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said today that he did not plan to step down from his Cabinet duties, amid reports that the president is getting ready to make several changes by the end of the year that could reshape the character of his administration..As many as six Cabinet members could leave by […]

Read More… from 11/8/2018


AGRICULTURE/ECONOMY/ELECTION/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Sitting atop his combine harvester on a clear fall day, Garrett Hawkins can add up just how much President Donald Trump’s tariffs are hitting his bottom line, from the lower price he’ll get for his soybean crop to the steeper prices he’ll pay for metal grain bins and other equipment. But like […]

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AGRICULTURE/CONGRESS/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Implementing the new farm bill — whenever Congress finishes one — could prove to be a major test case for Trump’s deregulatory agenda, according to USDA’s chief lawyer. Stephen Vaden, the principal deputy general counsel, said the sweeping legislation will especially test a Trump administration executive order that each department or agency’s […]

Read More… from 10/29/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s trade war is already prompting farmers and agricultural forecasters to plan for a dismal 2019 growing season before the fall harvest is complete. Trade disputes — namely the escalating feud with China — have weighed on commodity prices and the president has threatened to ratchet up tariffs rather […]

Read More… from 10/23/2018


AGRICULTURE/COMMERCE/ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WILBUR ROSS: “President Donald Trump on Friday [10-19-18] threw his support behind speeding up water projects for agriculture and hydropower in the arid U.S. West, a move aimed to help build support for Republicans in tight congressional races in next month’s midterm elections. Trump signed a presidential memorandum that directs Interior Secretary Ryan […]

Read More… from 10/19/2018


AGRICULTURE/CALIFORNIA/ELECTION/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump is jumping into Western water wars on the side of agricultural interests just weeks before the midterm elections — a major political gift for GOP incumbents in some of the most competitive House races in the country where water supply is a top campaign topic. The effort appears […]

Read More… from 10/19/2018


AGRICULTURE/ENERGY [ALTERNATIVE]/EPA/RALLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s hyping of a plan to boost ethanol demand drew cheers at an Iowa rally on Tuesday [10-9-18], but the oil refining industry has promised a lawsuit to block the move, so victory for Midwest farmers is far from certain. Trump on Tuesday indicated that the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

Read More… from 10/12/2018


AGRICULTURE/ENERGY [ALTERNATIVE]/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump announced he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of high-ethanol blends during […]

Read More… from 10/9/2018


AGRICULTURE/ENERGY ALTERNATIVE]/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump launched an effort on Tuesday [10-9-18] to increase ethanol use in the nation’s gasoline pool, delivering a long-sought political victory to the nation’s Farm Belt and angering oil refiners ahead of November’s Congressional elections. Trump announced the lifting of a ban on summer sales of gasoline blended […]

Read More… from 10/9/2018


AGRICULTURE/ELECTION/ENERGY [ALTERNATIVE]/EPA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump will seek to lift a federal ban on summer sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline on Tuesday [10-9-18], a senior White House official said, delivering on a move long-sought by anxious Midwest farmers ahead of November’s elections. The move will be coupled with restrictions on biofuel credit […]

Read More… from 10/8/2018


AGRICULTURE/ELECTION/ENERGY[ALTERNATIVE]/EPA/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to expand sales of corn ethanol on Tuesday [10-9-18], delivering a gift to farm state Republicans a month before the midterm elections. The move ends months of bitter behind-the-scenes fighting between corn backers and the oil industry over Trump’s calls to increase ethanol sales, […]

Read More… from 10/8/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..China has been taking advantage of the United States on Trade for many years. They also know that I am the one that knows how to stop it. There will be great and fast economic retaliation against China if our farmers, ranchers and/or industrial workers are targeted!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September […]

Read More… from 9/18/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/ELECTION/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China has openly stated that they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me. What China does not understand is that these people are great patriots and fully understand that…..” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 18, 2018 […]

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AGRICULTURE/DEMS/ENTITLEMENTS/GOP/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [9-13-18] blasted Democrats and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, for ‘fighting tooth and nail’ against the farm bill because of disagreements over the House’s proposal to tighten work requirements for food-stamp recipients. Stabenow, one of the ‘big four’ agriculture leaders in Congress, […]

Read More… from 9/14/2018


AGRICULTURE/DEMS/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Senator Debbie Stabenow and the Democrats are totally against approving the Farm Bill. They are fighting tooth and nail to not allow our Great Farmers to get what they so richly deserve. Work requirements are imperative and the Dems are a NO. Not good!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 13, 2018 12:56 pm […]

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AGRICULTURE/CONGRESS/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congressional Republicans, eager to hit the campaign trail to save their imperiled majorities, are starting to narrow their September legislative to-do list in hopes of skipping town early. But they still have to deal with a handful of looming deadlines, a potential shutdown fight and internal policy tensions — and […]

Read More… from 9/10/2018


AGRICULTURE/CANADA/MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is now turning his focus toward cutting a trade deal with Canada after the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on Monday [8-27-18]…Canada, according to Trump, has also been in conversations about joining the new deal. However, Trump said right now they’re ‘not letting anyone else in […]

Read More… from 8/28/2018


AGRICULTURE/ETHICS/LOBBYING/TRUMP PEOPLE/USDA: “From suggestions for members of a science committee to emails sent ‘on the sly’ and thoughts for the secretary’s speeches, new internal emails from the US Department of Agriculture show big food industry lobbyists are working hand-in-glove with agency staffers. The newly released emails were obtained by the nonpartisan independent Project on Government […]

Read More… from 8/23/2018


AFRICA/AGRICULTURE/MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. ‘South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.’ @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 22, 2018 9:28 pm […]

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AFRICA/AGRIVULTURE/MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have asked Secretary of State @MikePompeo4USA to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. ‘South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.’ @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 22, 2018 9:18 pm […]

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AGRICULTURE/HOUSE OF REPS/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When the House and Senate meet on the very important Farm Bill – we love our farmers – hopefully they will be able to leave the WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD STAMPS PROVISION that the House approved. Senate should go to 51 votes!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 2, 2018 1:57 pm […]

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AGRICULTURE/EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “After the U.S. slapped tariffs on European steel and aluminum in June, Europe hit back with a tax that, among other things, made American kidney beans 25% more expensive in Europe. Now, Cindy Brown is running out of room to store kidney beans. One-ton bags of them cover the floors in […]

Read More… from 8/2/2018


AGRICULTURE/EU/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A top Trump administration official said Sunday [7-29-18] the U.S. will ‘immediately’ start negotiating with the European Union to forge trade agreements on farm and energy products, promising ‘an actual transaction’ right away to sell more soybeans, beef and liquefied natural gas to European countries. Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s chief economic […]

Read More… from 7/29/2018


AGRICULTURE/BUSINESS/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump came to a newly revived steel mill here on Thursday to take credit for jobs created by American tariffs against China and other steel exporters. But his triumphal message was muddied by the woes of Midwestern soybean farmers, who have been caught in the crossfire of Mr. Trump’s multifront […]

Read More… from 7/26/2018


AGRICULTURE/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Trade deficits aren’t a concern for America’s farmers … but you wouldn’t know it from what President Donald Trump has been saying. The US agriculture industry has long exported far more products than the nation has imported. Selling crops, nuts, meat and other goods abroad are vital part of the sector, […]

Read More… from 7/26/2018


AGRICULTURE/GOP/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A Republican member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Thursday [7-26-18] slammed President Donald Trump’s tariffs on China and US allies, arguing that the $12 billion bailout for farmers is a warning that those actions are hurting the US agriculture industry…The Trump administration announced Tuesday [7-24-18] it is offering up to $12 […]

Read More… from 7/26/2018


AGRICULTURE/EU/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump slammed critics of his trade policies on Wednesday [7-25-18], warning they are undermining his negotiating position while American farmers are being ‘ripped off.’ Mr. Trump’s remarks, aimed at critics he didn’t name, came hours ahead of a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in which trade tensions […]

Read More… from 7/25/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China is targeting our farmers, who they know I love & respect, as a way of getting me to continue allowing them to take advantage of the U.S. They are being vicious in what will be their failed attempt. We were being nice – until now! China made $517 Billion on us […]

Read More… from 7/25/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday [7-25-18] of targeting American farmers in a ‘vicious’ way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade a day after the administration announced a $12 billion farm aid package. China and other top U.S. trade partners zeroed in on American farmers […]

Read More… from 7/25/2018


AGRICULTURE/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Tuesday [7-24-18] announced up to $12 billion in emergency relief for farmers hurt by the president’s trade war, moving to to insulate food producers from looming financial losses that would be a direct result of President Trump’s policies. The aid to farmers, announced by the United States […]

Read More… from 7/24/2018


AGRICULTURE/TARIFFS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Tuesday [7-24-18] announced an emergency-aid package of $12 billion for farmers amid growing concerns that the U.S. agricultural sector could suffer from President Donald Trump’s escalating trade dispute with some of America’s largest trading partners. The trade rift between the U.S. and some of its closest allies […]

Read More… from 7/24/2018


AGRICULTURE/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Farmers have been on a downward trend for 15 years. The price of soybeans has fallen 50% since 5 years before the Election. A big reason is bad (terrible) Trade Deals with other countries. They put on massive Tariffs and Barriers. Canada charges 275% on Dairy. Farmers will WIN!” -Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 7/20/2018


AGRICULTURE/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am in Brussels, but always thinking about our farmers. Soy beans fell 50% from 2012 to my election. Farmers have done poorly for 15 years. Other countries’ trade barriers and tariffs have been destroying their businesses. I will open…” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 11, 2018 7:40 am […]

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AGRICULTURE/EU/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The European Union makes it impossible for our farmers and workers and companies to do business in Europe (U.S. has a $151 Billion trade deficit), and then they want us to happily defend them through NATO, and nicely pay for it. Just doesn’t work!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 10, 2018 1:52 […]

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AGRICULTURE/NAFTA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. Farm Belt helped deliver Donald Trump to the White House, drawn to his promises to revive rural America and deregulate industry. Now, the president’s global trade offensive is threatening the livelihoods of many farmers. Mounting trade disputes, spurred by U.S. threats to withdraw from the North American Free Trade […]

Read More… from 7/2/2018


AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump, spurred on by conservatives who want him to slash safety net programs, unveiled on Thursday [6-21-18] a plan to overhaul the federal government that could have a profound effect on millions of poor and working-class Americans. Produced over the last year by Mr. Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, it would […]

Read More… from 6/21/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is working on measures that protect agriculture and other critical industries from retaliatory tariffs being threatened by China amid an escalating trade dispute between the two countries, a top adviser to President Donald Trump said. Peter Navarro told reporters on Tuesday [6-19-18] that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and […]

Read More… from 6/19/2018


AGRICULTURE/BUSINESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Farmers have not been doing well for 15 years. Mexico, Canada, China and others have treated them unfairly. By the time I finish trade talks, that will change. Big trade barriers against U.S. farmers, and other businesses, will finally be broken. Massive trade deficits no longer!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 4, […]

Read More… from 6/4/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/ENERGY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are haggling over how to get Beijing to carry out recent promises to purchase more American farm and energy products, with Washington pushing for long-term contracts that Chinese officials are reluctant to commit to. The snag is hanging over high-level negotiations scheduled for this weekend. U.S. […]

Read More… from 6/1/2018


AGRICULTURE/CANADA/CHINA/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump attacked Canada on Friday [6-1-18] morning, seemingly offering a defense of the controversial tariffs he imposed this week and accusing America’s northern neighbor of treating U.S. agricultural industries ‘very poorly…’ Trump has made resetting U.S. trade relationships around the globe a key priority for his administration, most notably […]

Read More… from 6/1/2018


AGRICULTURE/CANADA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and take down their trade barriers! They report a really high surplus on trade with us. Do Timber & Lumber in U.S.?” – Donald Trump, […]

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AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/GOP/SENATE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said the Senate needs to pass a farm bill even if it doesn’t include the tighter work requirements around food stamps that have become a flashpoint in the House. While Mr. McConnell said he personally favored beefing up the work requirements for food-stamp recipients, he made […]

Read More… from 5/25/2018


AGRICULTURE/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a sweeping $867 billion farm bill on Friday [5-18-18] after Republican leaders failed to appease conservative lawmakers who had asked them not to hold the vote until they were given the chance to consider a bill to clamp down on immigration. The next […]

Read More… from 5/18/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The White House is likely to fall well short of a plan to slash the U.S. trade deficit with China by half, in large part because American farms and factories will find it hard to produce enough exports to meet that goal, trade experts say. China’s chief economic envoy, Liu He […]

Read More… from 5/17/2018


AGRICULTURE/ENTITLEMENTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is expected to tell senior lawmakers in a meeting this week that he will veto the farm bill if it doesn’t include tighter work requirements for people receiving food stamps, according to two people familiar with his deliberations. That stance would immediately intensify the fight around work requirements, the […]

Read More… from 5/9/2018


AGRICULTURE/GOP/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is caught between two powerful business constituents of the Republican Party as he faces growing pressure to resolve a dispute between the oil industry and the Farm Belt. Oil refineries want out of a costly requirement to blend ethanol into the gasoline they produce. Corn growers say the requirement […]

Read More… from 4/25/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/ELECTION/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Here in the largest soybean-producing county in the country, a snowy winter has left North Dakota farmers like Robert Runck with time on their hands before spring planting — time they have spent stewing over how much they stand to lose if President Trump starts a trade war with China…Stern warnings are […]

Read More… from 4/18/2018


CONGRESS/AGRICULTURE/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “PM Just had an Agricultural Roundtable with memembers of Congress and Governors. I will be making remarks on the large scale TAX CUTS given to American families and workers at 1:45 P.M. from the Rose Garden. Join me live: https://t.co/XAchZ3zUSe https://t.co/Dqe8QhpDAZ” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 12, 2018 12:13 pm […]

Read More… from 4/12/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is seeking to blunt domestic opposition to its trade policies with a relief package for farmers affected by the U.S. trade spat with China, say officials involved in the discussions. The aid package, which could climb into the billions of dollars, is still being developed. Agriculture and congressional […]

Read More… from 4/11/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Monday [4-9-18] promised relief to U.S. farmers caught up in his administration’s burgeoning trade dispute with China…China last week said it would levy penalties on U.S. soybeans, sorghum and other agricultural products, hours after the Trump administration unveiled plans to impose tariffs of 25% on Chinese products […]

Read More… from 4/9/2018


AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As President Trump moves to fulfill one of the central promises of his campaign — to get tough on an ascendant China — he faces a potential rebellion from a core constituency: farmers and other agricultural producers who could suffer devastating losses in a trade war. Mr. Trump’s threat to impose […]

Read More… from 4/7/2018


AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our Nation was founded by farmers. Our independence was won by farmers. And our continent was tamed by farmers. Our farmers always lead the way — we are PROUD of them, and we are DELIVERING for them! #NationalAgricultureDay” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. 20, 2018 10:36am […]

Read More… from 3/20/2018


AGRICULTURE/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Some agricultural companies are revamping operations to avoid being stung by the new U.S. tax law. Ethanol makers and family-owned grain companies are setting up new agricultural cooperatives to benefit from a provision in the law that gives farmers larger tax savings for selling crops to that kind of business. Executives say […]

Read More… from 2/15/2018


AGRICULTURE/BUDGET/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month instead of food stamps. White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on Monday [2-12-18] hailed the idea as one that kept up with the modern era, calling it a […]

Read More… from 2/12/2018


AGRICULTURE/TAXES: “The new U.S. tax law has placed Rick Tronson, a North Dakota grain-company operator, in a precarious position by unexpectedly bestowing big benefits on his main competitors. A provision inserted into the tax code during Senate and House negotiations in December gave farmers more lucrative deductions when they sell agricultural products directly to the […]

Read More… from 1/9/2018


AGRICULTURE/NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump told a gathering of farmers Monday [1-8-18] that he is seeking a better trade deal with Canada and Mexico that will benefit both the agricultural industry and manufacturing, but he didn’t reiterate previous warnings on withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement… Mr. Trump has said he […]

Read More… from 1/8/2018


AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We are fighting for our farmers, for our country, and for our GREAT AMERICAN FLAG. We want our flag respected – and we want our NATIONAL ANTHEM respected also! https://t.co/16eOLXg6Fi” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Jan. 8, 2018 06:19pm […]

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AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In every decision we make, we are honoring America’s PROUD FARMING LEGACY. Years of crushing taxes, crippling regs, & corrupt politics left our communities hurting, our economy stagnant, & millions of hardworking Americans COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN. But they are not forgotten ANYMORE! https://t.co/MdYS7xnukQ” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Jan. 8, 2018 05:59pm […]

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AGRICULTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Can’t wait to be back in the amazing state of Tennessee to address the 99th American @FarmBureau Federation’s Annual Convention in Nashville! #AFBF18 On my way now – join me LIVE at 4:00pmE: https://t.co/QaljAqekdD. https://t.co/Wm7Io0hYT8” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Jan. 8, 2018 02:06pm […]

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AGRICULTURE/LGBTQ/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Sam Clovis, Donald Trump’s pick to be chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, has argued that homosexuality is a choice and that the sanctioning of same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of pedophilia, a CNN KFile review of Clovis’ writings, radio broadcasts, and speeches has found. Clovis made the comments […]

Read More… from 8/21/2017


AGRICULTURE/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that affects agriculture and rural communities, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. A reliable, safe, and affordable […]

Read More… from 4/25/2017


AGRICULTURE/COMMERCE/DEFENSE/DHS/ECONOMY/FOREIGN POLICY/MANUFACTURING/NATIONAL SECURITY/SECRETARY OF STATE/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO): “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure the informed exercise of the authority over international trade granted to me by law, it is hereby ordered as follows: […]

Read More… from 3/31/2017