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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One Big Storm that is Definitely Coming

May 9, 2019

One storm on the horizon is a debate in Congress over climate change legislation. Whether it is the Green New Deal championed by Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Markey, or more moderate measures like that by …

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President Trump Signs Funding Agreement

February 21, 2019

Last week, President Trump signed an omnibus spending package that includes funding for the FY 2019 Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Financial Services, Interior-Environment, State-Foreign Operations and Transportation-HUD, and Homeland Security appropriations bills, averting another government shutdown. The …

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USDA Resumes Operations

February 7, 2019

Supply Reports With the federal shutdown over, the USDA is playing catch-up with many of its January reports and delaying some late-January and early-February reporting.  Among National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports relevant to the …

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