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Opioid measures signed into law

President Trump signed into law the Support for Patients and Communities Act, a measure that promises help in the fight against drug addiction. “Opioids are stalking rural America. Our farmers and ranchers once thought addiction was predominantly something cities had to deal with,” Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm …

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Trade deal with Japan in the works

Many in agriculture are optimistic about the announcement that the United States and Japan will pursue a bilateral trade agreement. “The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly supports President Trump’s commitment to expanding trade with Japan. Today’s announcement is exciting news for America’s beef producers because Japan is our top export …

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White House continues trade war with China

In a move that will further escalate trade tensions, the Trump administration announced its intention to place a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and threatened to levy tariffs on an additional $267 billion worth of imports. The Chinese government has already responded in kind with …

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Farm groups respond to trade aid package

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details of its $12 billion aid package to help offset the impact of tariffs, which includes a Market Facilitation Program that will make payments to producers of seven farm commodities for the 2018 crop. The program also includes an increase of USDA purchases …

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Tariff threats from China frustrating agriculture

Across the nation those involved in agriculture are expressing frustration (to put it mildly, in some cases) about the escalation of a trade dispute that has resulted in China’s announcement of a proposed 25% tariff on imported U.S. soybeans. It does not take many guesses to figure out the topic …

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