Posts tagged "Trump Administration"

Republicans Pan Trump’s USD12 Billion Farm Aid Plan

[25 July/Bloomberg] The Trump administration proposes to deliver USD12 billion in aid to farmers who are affected by the trade war. The announcement raised soybean futures prices. Senator, Ron Johnson, said his thoughts were with the farmers and said they wanted trade not aid. Farmers were a key part of the rural political base that...

US dairy sees ‘strong advocate’ in nominee Gregg Doud as USTR chief agricultural negotiator

[6 February/ Dairy Reporter] The US Dairy Exporters Council and National Milk Producers Federation have both urged the US Senate to swiftly approve the nomination by the Trump Administration of Gregg Doud to the role of Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the US Trade Representative.  Mr Doud’s nomination has been on hold since...

Why the grocery industry opposes a border tax adjustment

[3 February/ Food Dive] The introduction of a Border Adjustment Tax as part of proposed reforms of the US tax code is being opposed by a new lobby group funded by food and grocery companies.  The tax which has been mentioned by the Trump Administration, would see a 20% tax replace corporate taxes and be...