Farmers say trade more important than new farm bill

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WASHINGTON — While debate continues on the 2018 farm bill in Washington, a majority of farm groups say trade is a bigger issue for them than passage of the new...

Gregg Doud, chief ag negotiator with the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, says President Trump’s tariff schedule is warranted, especially with China, due to their unfair trading practices and trade imbalance with the U.S. Michelle Rook / Forum News Service
U.S. Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, says the Environmental Working Group is no friend of production agriculture and that he expects no changes to the prevent-plant crop insurance program other than adjustments by the Risk Management Agency, through the life of the farm bill. Photo taken April 28, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service

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