Agriculture interests have been trying everything from Hill visits to Twitter hashtags to make their concerns about the administration’s trade policies known. Two Washington insiders say those efforts may be making a difference.
President Donald Trump announced $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods yesterday, leading to worry of what retaliatory tariffs could do to U.S. agriculture.
The Senate farm bill reported out of committee earlier this week could still be in line for some changes by Republican members of the Senate Ag Committee.
The Senate Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 farm bill on Wednesday.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is in South Dakota today after a trip to Kansas yesterday that involved a tense meeting at an ethanol plant.
As trade concerns all over the world have many industries worried about potential retaliation, the pork sector is already facing retaliatory tariffs of their own.