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Fix NAFTA – don’t kill it, farm and manufacturing advocates say

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 -- With President Donald Trump’s axe thought to be looming over the entire North American Free Trade Agreement, three veteran advocates for the U.S. agricultural and manufacturing sectors called Wednesday for improving the 23-year-old pact while warning against economic damages of killing it.
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Senate confirms Perdue to lead USDA

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 – Sonny Perdue, who has promised to be a forceful advocate for farmers within the Trump administration, is set to take over as the 31st agriculture secretary on Tuesday after easily winning Senate confirmation, 87-11.
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Agribusinesses seek delay in endangered species evaluations

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 - Three agribusinesses have asked the Interior and Commerce departments to stop analyzing the effects of three widely used organophosphate insecticides on endangered species, arguing that EPA evaluations provided to the agencies have overstated the risks of the chemicals to wildlife and that the process used by federal agencies to analyze the risks of pesticides to endangered species is deeply flawed.
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