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Washington’s focus shifts to crafting new farm bill, tax reforms

Washington’s focus shifts to crafting new farm bill, tax reforms

With a new Congress already at work in Washington, D.C., and the Trump administration about to be inaugurated, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is focused on drafting a new farm bill to provide an improved safety net and on reforming immigration and tax policies, while rolling back unneeded regulations, according to the organization’s leaders.

Iowa lawmakers also met last week with Trump cabinet nominees, including Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma official nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The members of the Iowa delegation are putting a priority on protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

In addition, the Trump transition team named Robert Light­hizer to become the next U.S. trade representative. But by Spokesman press time, President-elect Donald Trump had not named his choice for Secretary of Agriculture.

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