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We Are Losing Ground on Trade

Agriculture and rural America came out in a big way for President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. The president has returned the favor on a number of fronts. His administration has put into motion the repeal of the “Waters of the United States” rule, an ill-conceived power grab under the Clean Water Act.

 

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