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Farmers Group Ramps Up Advertising Campaign Against Tariffs

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China recently announced additional terrifies on U.S. imports, on the same day Farmers for Free Trade said it’s stepping up its campaign to encourage farmers to let President Donald Trump know that tariffs are hurting the agriculture industry. Farmers for Free Trade will spend $800,000 on radio, print, online and television ads across the heartland, including in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, South Dakota and other states. The bipartisan association’s Tariffs Hurt the Heartland campaign also will include town hall events in various states. Matt McAlvanah, policy analyst with Farmers for Free Trade, said the group is at the Minnesota Farmfest this week to collect stories from farmers that will appear in the advertising campaign. “Because right now there’s just this wave of anecdotes of pain, job loss and plummeting prices,” McAlvanah said. Continue Reading →

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Local Coops Help Keep Internet Under Public Control As Net Neutrality Repeal Looms

Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon use servers like these to convey bits of data from content providers to consumers.

Communications Commission (FCC) says it will vote to repeal net neutrality on December 14. Supporters of net neutrality say the vote would benefit giant telecommunications companies and hurt everyone else. Opponents of the change say there is still time for the public to act. Continue Reading →

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