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Skill-based Immigration; Corn Exports to Mexico
**President Trump last week endorsed a Senate bill for a skills-based system for immigration that could have a distant effect on farm labor because it would halve the flow of legal immigrants.
The Ag Workforce Coalition says it “continues to work with key lawmakers on legislation that would address a…
Perdue Likes Renegotiation of NAFTA; Broadband in Rural America
**After newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress last week that President Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue gave his stamp of approval.
Perdue says "While NAFTA has been an overall positive for American agriculture, any trade deal …
Washington Gov. Inslee Announces Trade Mission to Mexico
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is leaving next week for a nearly weeklong trade mission to Mexico.
Inslee will be among a delegation of 40 people, including representatives from the state departments of Commerce and Agriculture, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Trad…
U.S. Beef to Brazil and Trump Nominees This Week
**It took a little more than 13 years, but the U.S. is again exporting beef to Brazil after a ban that started when bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, was first discovered in the U.S. in 2003.
That's welcome news to U.S. cattle ranchers and packers, but there is still some animosity in th…
FDA to Redefine “Healthy”; Ag Lenders Expect Rise in Loan Demand
**The FDA will have to sift through hundreds of comments containing often-conflicting advice as it tries to redefine the term “healthy” for use on food products.
FDA accepted comments until April 26 and now has the unenviable task of trying to figure out how to balance the recommendations of the 2015…
WA State Grower, H-2A Lawsuit Moves Forward; Trump in Mexico
A class action lawsuit against a large Washington state fruit and vegetable grower is moving forward after a ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel affirmed a lower court opinion allowing 600 Yakima Valley farmworkers to sue the Mercer Canyons operation as a class...
Mexicans Puzzled by Trump-Pena Nieto Meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico has awakened to the news that President Enrique Pena Nieto is going to meet with Republican candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, and many Mexicans don't like it.
Some analysts said the Republican nominee had left Pena Nieto flat-footed by accepting an invitation the M…

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