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Tuesday Afternoon News, December 3rd


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Iowa Farm Bureau Begins Annual State Convention

(Des Moines) — The president of Iowa Farm Bureau, Craig Hill, says farmers are looking forward to turning the page on 2019.
Much of that is related to this year’s challenging weather conditions, but Hill says trade uncertainties are also weighing heavily on farmers.

Hill says a resolution of trade issues, including USMCA and China, would give farmers a boost heading into 2020.
Iowa Farm Bureau is holding its annual meeting in Des Moines this week.



Grassley Says Congress Needs To Approve Trade Deal This Week

(Washington) — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican, is calling on House Democrats to “be reasonable” and “act quickly” to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the week is out.

It’s been more than a year since the leaders of the three nations signed the agreement, but it still needs Congressional approval. Grassley says a compromise is close.

Grassley says the scope of the trade deal is far-reaching, and for example would pump a 30-billion dollar investment into the auto industry, while also bringing a significant boost to farmers.

Grassley met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi four months ago and he says she was very much in favor of ratifying the U-S-M-C-A. Some critics say the Democrat-led House is dragging its feet on the agreement in order to keep the Trump Administration from claiming it as a victory.

Grassley says passage of the trade deal would be much larger than any one political party, saying it needs to be delivered for the benefit of the American people.