Executive Order to promote 'ag and rural prosperity’

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America that will direct his new agriculture secretary to identify and eliminate what Trump says are unnecessary regulations that hurt farmers and rural communities. The order covers infrastructure, technology, economic development, taxes, energy, trade, and education. Specifically, it directs an interagency task force to submit a report addressing these issues within 180 days. The task force will seek input from stakeholders on regulatory and policy changes. As this process develops ASA, CSSA and SSSA will work to provide input on research and education needs.