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Trump’s food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress
Republicans are still eying cuts to the program, but none as large as what Trump has proposed.

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Lawsuit challenges lifting of Argentinian lemon ban
Lawsuit challenges lifting of Argentinian lemon ban
A lawsuit filed by U.S. citrus growers claims that USDA unlawfully decided to allow imports of Argentinian lemons due to foreign policy considerations rather than pest and disease risk.
Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump’s budget
Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year includes reductions to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies.
Why Trump’s combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous
Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous
Kansas wheat farmers still assessing blizzard damage
Kansas wheat farmers still assessing blizzard damage
An estimated 1 million to 2 million acres of wheat in eastern Colorado, western Kansas and the northern Texas are at risk.
Group lodges complaint against HSUS, Whole Foods
Group lodges complaint against HSUS, Whole Foods
The pro-industry Center for Consumer Freedom says HSUS is using charitable funds to benefit the interests of Whole Foods, whose CEO sits on the HSUS board of directors.
Bill seeks to double export promotions
A bill doubling the $200 million USDA spends annually on agricultural export promotions over five years has been introduced by Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash. He and a Democratic co-sponsor of Maine say it’s needed to stay competitive in global markets.
China and U.S. reach agreement on beef, poultry
China and U.S. reach agreement on beef, poultry
Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant advance toward boosting U.S. exports and closing America’s trade gap with the world’s second-largest economy.
Feinstein farmworker bill should be part of larger solution, ag groups say
Feinstein farmworker bill should be part of larger solution, ag groups say
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats are proposing giving legal status to many undocumented farmworkers. Farm groups generally praise the proposal but say it’s only part of the answer.
H-2A progress, appointment raise hopes for ag, reps say
H-2A progress, appointment raise hopes for ag, reps say
Trump administration appointments, comments and better processing of H-2A-visa guestworker applications are welcomed by organizations representing agricultural employers.
Growers follow U.S. wheat food aid to Africa
Growers follow U.S. wheat food aid to Africa
A group of U.S. wheat industry representatives visited Tanzania in March to study “monetized” wheat used in food aid programs.

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