TRUMP TARIFFS STILL DRAWING IRE FROM FELLOW REPUBLICANS

Pragmatism, not just politics, is weighing on farm goals in the wake of President Trump’s State of the Union address. Lawmakers’ divisions aren’t just partisan. GOP Finance Chair Chuck Grassley says China’s recent good-faith soybean buys don’t make up for damage from Trump’s tariff wars…



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Blaming the “unpredictability” of the administration’s trade policies, while hoping for a China deal including enforceable reforms by the March first deadline to head off more tariffs. President Trump also urged lawmakers to come together to pass the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. But trade chair Grassley says lawmakers will want to first take back some of the president’s Section 232 powers to levy tariffs on metals imports…



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Farm Bureau, National Cattlemen, and others echoed the president’s call to quickly ratify the USMCA. National Farmers Union blamed Trump for lost markets and further farm price losses.

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