Trump Targets Agriculture with Latest Executive Order

Trump Targets Agriculture with Latest Executive Order



President Donald Trump on Tuesday took executive action in an effort to help grow the domestic agriculture industry during a meeting at the White House with more than a dozen U.S. farmers, according to a report from Doug G. Ware with

Trump’s order establishes a task force in the U.S. Department of Agriculture to evaluate measures to spur industry growth and potentially remove obstacles — another step in his general pledge to deregulate American business.

Tuesday’s order was signed less than a day after Trump’s agriculture secretary, George “Sonny” Perdue, was easily approved by the Senate.

“With this order, I’m directing Secretary Perdue to work with other members of my Cabinet to identify and eliminate unnecessary regulations that hurt our nation’s farmers and rural communities,” Trump said before signing the bill in the White House’s Roosevelt Room.

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