As America awaits the announcement of the Secretary of Agriculture, speculation rages on what the new Trump presidency will mean for agriculture. In Canada, the opportunistic wave of Trump or the backdraft are possible with so many election promises made and an eagerness to close many deals.
At the recent Montana Grain Growers meeting in Great Falls, Montana, Shaun talked to keynote speaker Dr. Stephanie Mercier of the Farm Journal Foundation about the impending Trump presidency.
Shaun and Mercier discuss what possible changes to EPA, immigration, and trade could be beneficial for agriculture in the U.S. and which changes may prove to be possible negatives in the long term.
Rural America is very excited about the Trump victory as farmers voted for less regulation through EPA. Risk factors for agriculture, however, include a frosty relationship with China, less trade, and a crack down on undocumented workers.