Jim Wiesemeyer and Roger Bernard, of Informa Economics, serve as Pro Farmer's Washington Consultants and contribute to Pro Farmer Newsletter.
Jim Wiesemeyer & Roger Bernard
U.S. sugar producer and processor lobbyists won a lot in the revised sugar trade suspension agreement with Mexico, despite U.S. interests withholding support.
Mexico has agreed to nearly every request to address sugar trade issue.
Getting NAFTA renegotiations with Canada and Mexico completed by January 2018 marks the "best window" for the discussions to conclude, according to US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Economic activity continued to expand at a "modest or moderate pace" from early April through late May, though not all Federal Reserve districts shared that sentiment, according to the Beige Book.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would support a plan backed by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) to provide a tax credit to biodiesel producers rather than to fuel blenders.
If Congress and lobby groups have taught us anything in over 40 years of watching them, it is that most never want to reduce spending taxpayers’ money; in fact, they usually want increases.