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Greg Ibach

Ibach confirmed to USDA post

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2017 - The Senate on Thursday confirmed a second new undersecretary for the Agriculture Department, Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach, who will oversee the department’s marketing and regulatory programs.
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Chris Giancarlo

CFTC may reconsider, delay swap dealer rule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 - The new GOP chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said he will seek a one-year delay in a registration rule for swap dealers so the agency can review a change he says would unfairly sweep in agribusiness traders.
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Gregg Doud

USTR ag negotiator nominee anxious for new trade talks with India and Japan

Washington, Oct. 5, 2017 – Renegotiating trade relationships with countries like Mexico, Canada and South Korea is the major focus of U.S. negotiators now, but the USTR and USDA should not wait to begin making inroads to foreign buyers that could be importing a lot more U.S. wheat, corn, beef, pork and dairy. That was one of the main messages to lawmakers today from Gregg Doud, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the chief agriculture negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative.
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Bill Northey and Greg Ibach

USDA nominees promise to protect farmers, consumers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2017 - Bill Northey, the Iowa agriculture secretary nominated to oversee USDA’s farm and conservation programs, promised senators he would work to protect crop insurance, improve customer service and assist farmers in addressing water quality issues.
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Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas

Final budget deal could leave farm bill untouched

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - House conservatives spent weeks this spring demanding cuts in nutrition assistance that threatened to complicate passage of a new farm bill. But House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, now says that he expects the final fiscal 2018 budget blueprint to leave farm bill spending unscathed.
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Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Pat Roberts

Democrats press USDA on rural development funding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2017 - Senate Democrats pushed Agriculture Department officials Thursday to support increased funding to boost rural economic development and fight the opioid crisis. USDA officials also were urged to work within the administration to expand rural broadband access.
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