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Trump’s First Year Review; School Meal Flexibility Rule
The nation’s farm groups appear to have mixed feelings on President Trump. Livestock farmers have been granted a two-month reprieve in reporting air emissions. USDA’s commitment to work with program operators, school nutrition professionals to ensure school nutrition standards are bot…
Japanese Beef Tariffs; Mexico Grain Shopping
**Japanese purchases of U.S. beef are about to be subject to a 50% tariff after imports in the three-month period ending June 30 triggered a “safeguard” mechanism.
A Japanese spokesman says imports of frozen beef in its fiscal first quarter exceeded the amount required to …
WOTUS Rewrite Moves Forward; NAFTA Needs Quick Action
**The Trump administration’s effort to write new “waters of the U.S.” regulations took a big step forward last week with publication of a proposed rule to withdraw the Obama administration’s 2015 rule.
The proposal has been held up for a mon…
WOTUS Rule Formatting; Telemedicine for Rural America
**For those wondering why the proposal to withdraw the WOTUS rule, announced June 27th, hasn’t appeared officially in the Federal Register … blame the formatting.
EPA sent the prepublication version of the proposed rule to the Office of the Federal Register the next day, but it…

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