Morning Agriculture: Clayton Yeutter, NAFTA Architect, Dies at 86 — USDA Finds Avian Flu in Tennessee — This week: House Ag Holds Two Farm Bill Hearings

CLAYTON YEUTTER, NAFTA ARCHITECT, DIES AT 86: Clayton Yeutter, the boisterous Nebraskan who served as Agriculture secretary from 1989 to 1991 under President George H.W. Bush and laid the groundwork for the most debated trade deal of our time — NAFTA — died Saturday at his home in Potomac, Md. He was 86.

Yeutter had battled colon cancer for the last four years, but “as he endured surgery and round after round of chemotherapy, Yeutter continued to be active in promoting agriculture, global trade and the sustainable use of water,” The Omaha World-Herald wrote in an obituary…

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