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Trump pledges ‘America First’ on trade, taxes, immigration:
Donald Trump assumed the presidency with a strong, populist pledge to rebuild the economy and the nation’s infrastructure by putting American interests first [Agri-Pulse].
White House orders ‘immediate regulatory freeze’:
President Donald Trump took his first steps Friday night toward what he has promised will be a wide-ranging assault on Barack Obama’s regulatory agenda, a crusade eventually aimed at erasing Obamacare and landmark climate change regulations [Politico].
Trump delays regulations, looks to trade deals:
President Donald Trump is acting quickly to carry out key campaign pledges, announcing meetings to renegotiate the North American Free-Trade Agreement and taking early action to stall some of Barack Obama’s last-minute regulations [Agri-Pulse].
GOP senators hope to speed Trump Cabinet confirmations:
Senate Republicans will move this week to speed the confirmation of President Trump’s cabinet, an effort that has been stymied by the combination of lax preparation by Mr. Trump’s transition team, his many unorthodox nominees and Democrats spoiling for a fight, albeit with few cards in their deck [New York Times].
‘Family Farm Relief Bill’ could help local dairy farmers:
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, is proposing to change that by making the H-2A visa a three-year visa for year-round agricultural workers [Post Star].
Oklahoma Senate pro tem says another revenue failure is a ‘real possibility’:
Oklahoma faces the “real possibility” of a revenue failure this budget year, Senate President Pro Tem Mike Schulz said Friday [Tulsa World].
State lawmakers file more than 2,200 bills for upcoming session:
Oklahoma lawmakers filed more than 2,200 bills and resolutions before Thursday night’s deadline for the first session of the 56th Legislature, which begins Feb. 6 [Tulsa World].
By air, by night, state agents kill thousands of feral swine:
The “enemy” are feral swine and the Wildlife Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry reported last week it killed 44 percent more in 2016 over the previous year, or about 11,206 of the animals [Tulsa World].
Eggs may become pricier by the dozen:
Gov. LePage claims a Massachusetts ban on the sale of eggs from caged hens will raise egg prices in Maine. Will it? [Portland Press Herald]
G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies:
Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday [Reuters].