Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow

Daybreak Nov 23: Roberts: Freedom to Farm endures

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts has been involved in just about every consequential piece of agricultural legislation in the last four decades. But the bill he thinks may have the most lasting impact is the 1996 farm bill known as Freedom to Farm (or “Freedom to Fail” by its detractors). The bill formally ended the system of production controls and commodity subsidies first imposed during the Depression.
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China relishing RCEP trade pact victory

China is celebrating the signing of what will be the world’s largest trade pact, which includes 15 countries representing 30% of global GDP, pushing international trade to the forefront as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office in January.
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