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John Block: Priorities for 2017

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block We know some people are not happy to see Donald Trump move into the White House. However, many others are very excited. Just go to rural America. Farmers, ranchers, and most red states cannot wait for President… Read More
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John Block: New Year 2017

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block The new year is upon us.  2017, like any new year, presents many unknowns – perhaps even more this year.  I want to review where we are at today and look at where we may be going this year. Since Donald Trum… Read More
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John Block: Vilsack – 8 Years

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block Last week, I – along with 2 other former Secretaries of Agriculture (Ann Veneman and Dan Glickman) – attended the portrait unveiling ceremony of Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Department of Agriculture.  Vils… Read More
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Food Rules Potential Targets for Elimination or Revision

Ever since the election we have been asked which Obama Administration regulations and executive actions are likely to be stricken by the new Trump Administration or the 115th Congress.  Will the focus be on the rules issued since mid May of this yea… Read More
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John Block: Trade Under Secretary

There is a lot of talk today abut the next Farm Bill.  What will be in it?  When will it get done?  But I think the agriculture industry should remind the new Secretary of Agriculture when Donald Trump takes office that the last Farm Bill had an i… Read More
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John Block: Cuba And More

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block I want to review a few issues today as we plan our farming operation and look over the horizon at next year’s opportunities and challenges. U.S. farm income this year is expected to be down again, hitting an 8… Read More
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John Block: Rural America Speaks Up

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block Now that the election is over, Democrats are trying to figure out what went wrong. Not only will they lose the White House in January, they did not get control of the Senate and gained very little in the House.… Read More
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A Course Correction at the CPSC?

Wow! Last Tuesday was quite something! Throughout Washington, folks are now trying to figure out what the new Administration will mean for our country.  But so far I have not seen anything written about what the CPSC will look like going into 2017,… Read More
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President-Elect Trump and NAFTA

Donald Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter” lists a number of actions that he plans to take in his first one hundred days in office.  Among those actions is to “announce my intention to renegotiate the NAFTA or withdraw fr… Read More
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What Will A Trump Administration Mean For The Medical Privacy Landscape?

With President-Elect Donald Trump’s unlikely victory in Tuesday’s election, we begin to look ahead at what the Trump Administration will mean from a medical privacy perspective.  Neither the media, nor Trump himself, made privacy, much less medi… Read More
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