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GAO: Underserved farmers got small share of trade aid

Minority farmers and producers considered to be historically underserved by federal programs, including beginning farmers, received less than 4% of the payments provided by the Trump administration’s Market Facilitation Program, according to the Government Accountability Office.
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GAO finds disparities in 2019 trade assistance

The 2019 version of the Trump administration’s Market Facilitation Program overestimated trade damages and was marked by regional payment disparities among farmers growing the same crops, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office.
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GAO finds economics outweigh environment in seismic research

Just as the Trump administration unveiled a new five-year plan that would allow more drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls for speedier approval in seismic research requests, necessary to find oil and gas reserves in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
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Nutrient trading a limited practice, GAO finds

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 - Nutrient trading remains limited as a tool to reduce high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in rivers, lakes and other water bodies, and a new Government Accountability Office report offers little hope that the situation will change.
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Agri-Pulse Daybreak for March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 2017 - The Senate is finally starting to move on Sonny Perdue’s nomination to become agriculture secretary. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee announced last night that they will hold Perdue’s confirmation hearing next Thursday.
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Agri-Pulse Daybreak for Feb. 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2017 - President Donald Trump had glowing words Monday to describe the U.S. relationship with Canada, saying that he had no major problems with the North American Free Trade Agreement when it comes to the northern U.S. border.
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