Combest Sell and Associates managing partner Tom Sell says the Trump Administration had an impact on agriculture, especially international trade policy. “There’s no question President Trump brought an ‘America first’ attitude and the idea we need to stand by American production,” says Sell. “The administration wanted to revamp trade policies, and this was painful at times for agriculture.” The Trump Administration also administered record payments to farmers to help them get through those tough times. By using the Commodity Credit Corporation, Sell says a precedent was established. “Whether that will be carried forward in this new administration we don’t know, but it was an extraordinary action taken by the administration.”
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