Policy Pennings: After First 100 Days, What’s Ahead for Ag and Rural in the Next 1,350?

While many analysts are focused on matching up President Trump’s campaign rhetoric with what he has accomplished in his first 100 days in office, we are more interested in identifying agricultural issues that we will be watching in the 1,350 or so days that remain in his term.

As compared with international relations, immigration, and national security, we had few 100-day expectations beyond filling the position of Agricultural secretary and some other key appointments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With the exception of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, other Presidents have not focused on agriculture in the opening days of their presidency; they did not take office in the midst of an agricultural calamity…

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