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TRUMP’S #TRADE SKEPTICISM HURTS #MIDWEST

The Chicago Tribune’s editorial board Monday said President Donald Trump’s fear of trade deals like TPP could leave the Midwest out in the cold. “In large deals, however, all sides get more because reducing barriers leads to increased economic activity,” the board said. “We won’t know for some time the impact of bowing out of… read more

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TRUMP’S #TRADE MOVES

For many farmers, President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of TPP was a costly mistake. Already reeling from four consecutive years of declining farm income, TPP would have opened new markets and helped buoy falling commodity prices. Now, seven months after pulling out of the deal, Politico found the hits keep coming for farmers. Eleven TPP… read more

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BUSINESSES PUSH TO SAVE TPP

Business and ag groups are lobbying the Trump transition officials to save the TPP, despite President-elect Trump’s plans to scrap the deal. The groups are arguing that the Trump administration should review, renegotiate and rename the deal, turning it into a Trump initiative to boost U.S. exports. Supporters say the deal will increase jobs and… read more

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TRUMP WITHDRAWS FROM #TPP

President Donald Trump Monday signed an order to withdraw the U.S. from the TPP, a 12-nation trade agreement backed by business and ag groups. The action could point to changes for NAFTA in the coming months, as Trump promised during the campaign to reopen the 22-year-old trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. (Chicago… read more

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TPP UPDATE

USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service has issued commodity-by-commodity fact sheets outlining the reductions in tariffs and increases in import quotas negotiated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Check out Illinois’ numbers.

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TPP REACTION

“Trade is important to Illinois farmers and agriculture, and Illinois agriculture will certainly benefit from this agreement, as TPP partners purchase 42 percent of all U.S. agriculture exports,” said IFB President Richard Guebert, Jr. in a statement issued Monday on the TPP deal. “We look forward to reviewing the agreement in greater detail. In the meantime,… read more

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TPP DEAL REACHED

Negotiators say they’ve reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Among the deals reached under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Canada and Japan agreed to increase access to their tightly controlled dairy markets, allowing in some American dairy products. President Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack will promote TPP Tuesday during a scheduled appearance at USDA headquarters.

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TPP UPDATE

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in an historic address to a joint meeting of Congress, assured lawmakers he was ready to remove protections for his country’s farmers and was close to finalizing a trade deal with the United States.

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TPP, WOTUS, FARM BILL & MORE

Advancing Trade Promotion Authority, status of the proposed EPA waters of the U.S. rule and keeping the 2014 farm bill in place have been leading radio broadcasts, digital and social media headlines as RFD Radio Network’s®  (RFDRN) DeLoss Jahnke blankets Capitol Hill this week. Follow his tweets @FarmWeekNow, his reports on your favorite RFDRN affiliate,… read more

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