President Donald Trump

U.S. farmers to get $12B to offset illegal retaliatory tariffs

· July 24, 2018

The White House will be doling out $12 billion to farmers and ranchers as a short term fix to the recent retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. and to give President Trump time to work out trade deals. “This is a short-term solution to allow President Trump time to work on long-term trade deals to benefit […]

Perdue: One Federal Decision gets rid of mixed signals in ag

· April 10, 2018

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other Trump Administration cabinet secretaries and leaders of federal agencies, committing to following the President’s One Federal Decision framework for processing environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects. Under the direction of President Donald J. Trump, One Federal Decision will drive infrastructure […]

Trump’s infrastructure plan shows rural America not forgotten

· February 13, 2018

President Donald Trump’s infrastructure agenda received a thumbs up from key leaders in agriculture. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue praised the agenda’s emphasis on investment in rural America. The plan calls for 25 percent of new federal funds to be dedicated to rural infrastructure needs, as prioritized by state and local leaders. “President Trump has […]

Trump to pardon two Minnesota turkeys for Thanksgiving

· November 17, 2017

On Tuesday two Minnesota turkeys will receive a special pardon from President Donald J. Trump  — they will be getting a “Gobblers Rest” from this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, where the President reflects on our Nation’s rich Thanksgiving traditions and wishes American families a […]

Trump #agchats in Iowa, proposes $1 trillion broadband plan

· June 22, 2017

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump talked ag in Iowa– promising to protect corn-based ethanol and biofuels, to make sure American farmers have the infrastructure in place to grow against world competition, and to enhance broadband access across rural America with a $1 trillion proposal. Trump’s speech to 250 at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, […]

Judge: Hawaiian coffee farmer deportation ‘inhumane’

· May 31, 2017

A federal appeals court judge sounded off Tuesday regarding the Trump administration order to deport a Hawaiian coffee farmer who entered the country illegally 28 years ago, writing that the actions are “inhumane” and “contrary to the values of the country and its legal system.” “President Trump has claimed that his immigration policies would target […]

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