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December 16, 2017

C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal”: This Year’s Contested Races for the U.S. House and Senate.

Categories: Rural America

Yesterday (Oct. 22), C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program featured an in-depth discussion regarding some of the contested races for the U.S. House and Senate this election year.

The program included analysis from The Cook Political Report’s Jennifer Duffy, Senate Editor, and David Wasserman, House Editor.

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Trade; Farm Bill; Budget; and, the Ag Economy

Trade Developments- Panama FTA

Vicki Needham reported yesterday at The Hill’s On the Money Blog that, “A free trade agreement between the United States and Panama will go into effect at the end of the month, the last of three deals passed a year ago.

“U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Ricardo Quijano, Panama’s minister of Commerce and Industry, exchanged letters on Monday locking in Oct. 31 for implementation of the FTA.

“‘Under this comprehensive agreement, Panama will eliminate tariffs and other barriers to U.S. exports, which will promote economic growth, and expand trade between our two countries,’ Kirk said Monday.”

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