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Archive for Month: January 2017


This Industry Just Found Out What It’s Like to Do Business in Trump’s America

American farms overflow with certain foods: Our almond, corn, soybean, cotton, and wheat farms, and hog, chicken, and beef feedlots all churn out more than we can eat, wear, or burn in our cars as biofuel. That’s why industrial-scale US agriculture needs robust and growing export markets. During the campaign, […]


Federal Judge Considers Hispanic Ranchers’ Discrimination Case

ALBUQUERQUE — An attorney representing Hispanic ranchers told a federal judge Thursday that the U.S. Forest Service violated the law when deciding to limit grazing on historic land grants despite recognition decades ago by the government that the descendants of Spanish colonists have a unique relationship with the land that […]


Ag Industry Will Watch Trump Closely

As Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office as the next president of the United States, the agriculture community is looking for clues on how his policies could impact the industry. Fruit Growers News asked several industry representatives to consider what the future might hold for the specialty […]


Donald Trump Was Bailed Out of Bankruptcy by Russia Crime Bosses

In 2008, Donald Trump Jr. attended a real estate conference, where he stated that Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia. As it turns out, that may have been an understatement. Human rights lawyer Scott Horton, whose work […]


No Ag Secretary, but Laird, Kotschwar Join Landing Team

President-elect Donald Trump has still not announced an Agriculture secretary, but the Trump transition team this week added two volunteers to the USDA “landing team” – Russell Laird, vice president for federal relations at National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp., and Lance Kotschwar, chief ethics & compliance officer and vice […]