Trump Threatens New Tariffs on Mexico

June 6, 2019

Saying Mexico must do more to stem the flow of Central American migrants across the U.S. border, President Trump announced he would use emergency powers to impose a five percent tariff on all imports from …

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House Subcommittee Releases Ag Appropriations Report

June 6, 2019

On June 4, the full House Appropriations Committee met to mark up the FY 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $24.31 billion in discretionary funding, …

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House Passes Disaster Bill

June 6, 2019

On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 354-58 to pass the $19.1 billion disaster package. The bill provides funding to support the victims affected by the Midwest floods, California wildfires, and Hurricanes Florence and …

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USMCA Odds Improve as Steel, Aluminum, Tariffs Removed

May 23, 2019

The Trump administration agreed to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico and Canada, resolving a dispute that had stalled Congressional consideration of the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). That broad trade pact would …

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AG Census Finds 232,500 Egg Farms (But Keep Reading)

May 9, 2019

The newly released 2017 Census of Agriculture reports that 232,500 farms in the United States had an inventory of laying hens. But nearly 90 percent of these farms – 202,403 – held fewer than 50 …

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