Mexico is irreplaceable as a foreign market that buys billions of dollars of milk, ham, rice, potatoes and corn, so farm groups are alarmed by President Donald Trump’s renewed threats to shut down the southern border.
The Agriculture Department is closing county Farm Service Agency offices after Friday and will suspend publication of some new reports and take others offline with the partial government shutdown set to drag into the new year.
If the Trump administration goes ahead with a reported plan to move USDA food assistance programs to a renamed welfare department, it will run counter to the advice of one of the wisest Republican officials to serve agriculture in Washington
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 – Members of President Trump’s Cabinet and senior officials from the White House and throughout the federal government today pledged to forge agreement on ways to boost the farm economy and address economic and social challenges across rural America.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - President Donald Trump explained in his 1987 book The Art of the Deal that “my style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 16, 2017 - President Trump is releasing budget proposals this morning that will call for deep spending cuts across the federal government, including at USDA, EPA and other agencies. Trump’s targets at USDA will include the nation's flagship international food aid program, Food for Peace.