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TRUMP MAKES HIS HEALTHCARE MOVE

In the absence of Congressional action, President Donald Trump today plans to sign an executive order which will “promote health care choice and competition.” Lawmakers warn that relaxing standards for association health plans could create low-cost insurance options for the healthy, thus driving up costs for the sick and destabilizing insurance marketplaces included in the… read more

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FARMERS EYEING TRUMP’S AG, TRADE POLICIES

Illinois farmers are watching President Donald Trump to see how his decisions will affect ag in the state. While ag groups were happy to see Trump nominate Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the USDA, there is still concern about his policies on trade and the 2018 Farm Bill. “We are still waiting on what his… 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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TRUMP TO EPA: FREEZE GRANTS, CONTRACTS

The Trump team Monday told officials at the EPA to freeze its grants and contracts, a move that could affect everything from state-led climate research to localized plans to improve air quality. The EPA awards more than $4 billion in funding for grants and other assistance agreements each year. (Washington Post)

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AG SECRETARY STILL UNKNOWN

President-elect Donald Trump has spent the last several weeks announcing his picks for cabinet seats and agency heads, but still has not hinted at who will be his pick for USDA Secretary. Stu Ellis sorts through the names that have risen to the top in the last few weeks, and outlines the tough job ahead… read more

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