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WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 - No, there is still
no announcement by President-elect Donald Trump on who will be the next
agriculture secretary. But that doesn't mean that the position is held in low
regard. It's quite the opposite, according to transition officials.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - Another week has gone
by and there's still no decision from President-elect Donald Trump on who will
be the next agriculture secretary, but there is activity on the transition
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6,
2017 - Idaho's challenge to a federal land-use plan designed to protect greater
sage-grouse has been rejected by a federal judge, who said the state could not
demonstrate legal standing.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2017 - The intrigue surrounding
President-elect Donald Trump's search for an agriculture secretary has
heightened with the visit to Trump Tower yesterday by Indiana agribusinessman
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5,
2017 - The Comprehensive
Plan Update to guide some $3 billion in investments to improve the
resources and economies of the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2017 - Pregnant women, new mothers and their
children would benefit from more fish, fruit and vegetables in their diets and
less milk, juice and peanut products, according to a report by the National
Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2017 - The top priorities for the man
expected to head the Environmental Protection Agency in the new administration
will include getting rid of the (waters of the U.S.) rule (aka WOTUS) and the
Clean Power Plan (CPP).
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2017 - Rep. John Michael
(Mick) Mulvaney, R-S.C., President-elect Donald Trump's choice for director of
the Office of Management and Budget, brings a determination to cut federal
spending that rivals...
This week's guest on Open Mic is Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council. With much of U.S. agriculture struggling with low commodity prices, Brown says the poultry industry is beginning an upswing with good domestic and global consumer demand. Brown is outspoken in opposition to the USDA's new GIPSA rules and expects litigation or legislation to thwart executive branch attempts to levy greater restrictions on the meat and livestock industry. Global markets represent over a fifth of domestic poultry production. Brown says the broiler industry supports Donald Trump's call for fair trade and is ready to work with the new administration to grow markets for U.S. poultry. Brown comments on the poultry industry's stake in the nation's immigration laws and looks for a resolution with the new congress and administration.