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Americans Want Better Food Labeling. Does Trump’s Cabinet Pick?

Agriculture secretary may have been Donald Trump’s last Cabinet appointment, but his pick for it, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, will, if confirmed, be in a position to influence everything from the price of a jug of milk to how an organic chicken is raised and labeled. Read more

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President Trump Puts WOTUS on Notice

The whitehouse.gov website is now populated with Trump administration policy positions, and one of the first ones posted is titled “An America First Energy Plan.” Read more

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Antitrust Lawsuits Stack Up

Some fear the agriculture industry is walking headlong into a figurative hall of mirrors. Amid consolidation and consumer food awareness, perceptions of conspiracy and collusion can lead to class-action antitrust lawsuits against food companies and cooperatives with ties to producers of broilers, milk and more. Read more

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Ag Organizations Pour Out Support for Perdue

 American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall released a statement supporting Perdue, saying, “The nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture is welcome news to the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Gov. Perdue will provide the strong voice that agriculture needs in the new administration. He is[…]

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China DDG, Tariff Hike Meets American Resistance

 At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week, the American Chamber of Commerce in China brought attention to China’s recent move to hike duties and tariffs on dried distiller grains (DDGs) from the U.S. View the Video

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