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Bob Larson Taking Green New Deal Lightly and Kudlow on China Talks
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Program: The Agribusiness Update
Date: March 13, 2019

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From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Agriculture should NOT take the Green New Deal lightly.

After freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released her new, Green plan, social media lit up with talk of plans to eliminate “farting cows.”

U.C. Davis Ag air quality expert, Dr. Frank Mitloehner tells AgriTalk Radio her office has since reached out to him to learn more about the role ag CAN play in reducing climate impacts, and was very receptive to his information.

As a result, Mitloehner warns farmers should take the leading in this discussion.


**National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow says progress has been "terrific" in trade talks between the U.S. and China and a deal is on the horizon.

According to agweb.com, there are reports China has made offers to strengthen its laws in several areas identified by U.S. officials. There’s also talk China would not be allowed to retaliate with tariffs if the U.S. reapplied tariffs on China.

The President also hinted if China lifts its tariffs, he may reciprocate.


**U.S. farm exports could drop by as much as roughly $22 billion annually in a new worst-case scenario.

That’s according to a new analysis produced by Purdue University researchers for the Farm Foundation.

Agrimarketing.com reports, that grim prediction would be a result of failure to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada

Agreement, the Trump administration pulling out of NAFTA, continued U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, and failure of the U.S. to rejoin the TPP.


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