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NFU Says Proposed Budget is an Assault on the Farm Safety Net and Rural Communities

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal today, recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programs. The propos... Read More

Crop Insurance Industry Fears Budget Cuts

President Donald Trump’s budget is expected to be released on Tuesday and it’s still not known if or how much the president is expected to cut from farm subsidies and other programs that serve rural areas. Early press reports indicate that farm s... Read More

Senate Ag to Hold Farm Economy Hearing

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the farm economy conditions Thursday, May 25th. Announced by leadership of the committee, Senators Pat Roberts, and Debbie Stabenow, the hearing is titled "Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectiv... Read More

Trump Plan to Balance Budget Includes Farm Subsidy Cuts

A budget plan President Donald Trump is expected to submit to Congress Tuesday includes steep cuts to farm subsidies, according to Bloomberg News. The 2018 budget proposal, which would begin the process of balancing the budget within ten years, would... Read More


National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) staff met with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) this week to discuss trade, policy, and opportunities for collaboration in the... Read More

(Video) Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Comes to Nebraska

The Ag Secretary made a trip to the ranch of Senator Deb Fischer to meet with those in agriculture.  The meeting touched on topics of crop insurance, beef in China, Country of Origin among other topics of interest to those in attendance. ...... Read More

House Mulls Using Reconciliation to Cut Mandatory Spending

A proposal to axe $500 billion from mandatory spending programs in the Fiscal 2018 House budget resolution via reconciliation is gaining some support, according to congressional contacts. However, the 10-year plan, not yet final or official, is drawi... Read More

Dairy Industry Welcomes Swift Action by USTR Lighthizer to Launch NAFTA Modernization Efforts

The U.S. dairy industry commended Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, for taking swift action under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) to begin the process for modernizing the Nort... Read More

Marshall talks NAFTA with grain trade delegation from Mexico

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Roger Marshall spoke about the importance of trade and NAFTA at a Washington, D.C. reception for a grain trade delegation from Mexico. The delegation traveled to the U.S. to meet with farmers, agribusinesses, and p... Read More

Possible Key Points in the NAFTA Renegotiation's

In his campaign for the White House, Donald Trump stressed the dangers of consistently running a trade deficit. A USA Today article says the administration will likely focus on ways to cut into the trade deficit when renegotiation's formally begin on... Read More

Secretary Perdue Statement on Administration’s Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA

(Washington, D.C., May 18, 2017) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade... Read More