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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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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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TPP BENEFITS

A group supporting trade liberalization said the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s benefits to the U.S. economy outweigh adjustment costs. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Farm Bureau and other industry and farm groups have backed the deal.

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TPP PUSH

President Obama launched his push for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Tuesday with a one-hour, closed-door meeting with leaders of agriculture and other business sectors that will be critical to the coming congressional debate. Details at FarmWeekNow.com.

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TPP A BIG DEAL

The intense, final hours of negotiations to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal came down to disputes over milk imports, drug patents and origin of car parts. But the seven-year-long effort by the U.S. was always about something bigger: embedding an American-led vision of an economic and political order in Asia. The 12-nation accord is… read more

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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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U.S. CANADA DAIRY DISPUTE SOURS TRADE NEGOTIATIONS

Because of a decades-old dispute between the U.S. and Canada, dairy is emerging as the thorniest issue souring final talks to conclude a sweeping trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, linking 12 countries around the Pacific. The U.S. wants Canada to loosen a decades-old system for protecting dairy farmers from imports.

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FREE TRADE

As Congress considers a major new trade pact with Asia, a new Pew Research poll finds there is broad public agreement that international free trade agreements are good for the United States. But fewer Americans express positive views of the impact of trade deals on their personal finances.

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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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