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Today Donald J. Trump announced his new Agricultural Advisory Committee. The men and women on the committee will provide pioneering new ideas to strengthen the nation’s agricultural industry as well as provide support to the country’s rural communities. Mr. Trump understands the critical role the United States’ agricultural community plays in feeding not only its citizens, but the world, and how important these Americans are to powering the U.S. economy.
The formation of the board represents Mr. Trump’s endorsement of these individuals’ diverse skill sets and ideas that can improve the lives of those in agricultural communities. He has received widespread support from voters who understand he is the only candidate with the best interests of the agricultural community at the heart of his policies.
Mr. Trump said, “The members of my agricultural advisory committee represent the best that America can offer to help serve agricultural communities. Many of these officials have been elected by their communities to solve the issues that impact our rural areas every day. I’m very proud to stand with these men and women, and look forward to serving those who serve all Americans from the White House.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with each member of the committee to support Donald J. Trump and his campaign to be the next President of the United States of America,” said Charles W. Herbster, who will serve as National Chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee. “As a fifth-generation farmer, Owner of Herbster Angus Farms, and Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Conklin Company—a company that specializes in agriculture and animal health products, among others—I look forward to working with this esteemed group of individuals. Each of these committee members has a diverse background in agriculture and do not take lightly the responsibility we have to keep the American farmer in business and profitable. Those who put food on our tables and keep our economy growing need our continued support and as the National Chairman on this committee, I will make it my goal to take care of those who make it their livelihood to take care of us.”
- Charles W. Herbster – National Chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President
- am Clovis – National Chief Policy Advisory for the Donald J. Trump Campaign for President
- Rebeckah Adcock – CropLife, Senior Director, Government Affairs
- Robert Aderholt – Congressman from Alabama; Chairman, Subcommittee on Agriculture
- Jay Armstrong – Kansas Wheat Commission; Chairman, Farm Foundation
- Gary Black – Commissioner Agriculture, Georgia
- John Block – Former Sec. of USDA
- Mike Brandenburg – State Legislator, North Dakota
- Terry Branstad – Governor of Iowa
- Sam Brownback – Governor of Kansas
- Chuck Conner – CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
- Mike Conaway – House Agriculture Chairman
- Jack Dalrymple – Governor of North Dakota
- Dennis Daugaard – Governor of South Dakota
- Rodney Davis – Congressman from Illinois; House Agriculture Committee and Subcommittee Chair of Bio Tech
- Mary Fallin – Governor of Oklahoma
- Eddie Fields – Senator from Oklahoma; Chair Senate Ag and Rural Development
- Steve Foglesong – Former President National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
- Jim Gilmore – Former Governor of Virginia; Chairman of Report on Terrorism and Agro-Terrorism
- Bob Goodale – Former CEO of Harris Teeter
- Bob Goodlatte – Congressman from Virginia; Former Chairman House Agriculture Committee
- Mike Green – Senate Senator, Michigan; Appropriations Agriculture Chair; Senate Agriculture Committee Vice Chair
- Helen Groves – Rancher; daughter of Robert Kleberg (King Ranch); well known in Texas/ranching world
- Ron Heck – Iowa farmer and past President of the American Soybean Association
- Dave Heineman – Former Governor of Nebraska
- Hans Hunts – State Legislator, Wyoming; Wyoming House Ag Committee; rancher
- Cindy Hyde-Smith – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Mississippi
- Brent Jackson – State Senator, North Carolina
- A.G. Kawamura – Former Sec. Food & Agriculture, California
- John Kautz – California wine producer; CEO Ironstone Vineyards
- Charlotte Kelley – Tennessee cotton grower along with her husband (14,000 acres) plus operates a cotton gin processing 30,000 plus bales and a leader in the cotton industry
- Mark Killian – Commissioner of Agriculture, Arizona; farmer and rancher from Arizona
- Brian Klippenstein – Protect the Harvest
- Tsosie Lewis – Former CEO of Navaho Nation’s Agricultural Products Industries
- Forrest Lucas – CEO Lucas Oil; Protect the Harvest
- Mike McCloskey – CEO Fair Oaks Farms (one of the largest dairies in the United States)
- Beau McCoy – State Senator, Nebraska; National Chair, Council of State Governments
- Ted McKinney – Former Director of Global Corp. Affairs for Elanco Animal Health
- Sid Miller – Commissioner of Agriculture, Texas
- Jim Moseley – Former consultant on agriculture at EPA; Former Deputy Secretary of USDA
- Brian Munzlinger – Chairman Missouri Senate Ag Committee
- Casey Murdock – State Senate, Oklahoma
- Tom Nassif – President Western Governors; Former Ambassador
- Garry Niemeyer – Former President National Corn Growers
- Bill Northy – Secretary of Ag. Iowa
- Sonny Perdue – Former Governor of Georgia
- Rick Perry – Former Governor of Texas
- Ryan Quarles – Commissioner of Agriculture, Kentucky
- Bruce Rastetter – Summit Ag Group of Alden, Iowa; Hosted first Republican Presidential debate
- Jim Reese – Secretary of Agriculture for Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma
- Larry Rhoden – State Senator, South Dakota; House Majority Leader and Senate Majority Whip; Chair Senate Ag Committee
- Pete Ricketts – Governor of Nebraska
- Pat Roberts – U.S. Senator, Kansas
- Marcus Rust – CEO Rose Acre Farms (second-largest egg producer in the United States)
- Leslie Rutledge – Attorney General, Arkansas; Co-Chair of the National Association of Attorney General Agriculture Committee and is married to a soybean producer
- David Spears – Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Dole Ag Advisor; Senior Vice President, Mid-Kansas Cooperative, Inc.
- Dr. Mike Strain – Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Louisiana
- Red Steagall – Official Cowboy Poet of Texas
- Annette Sweeney – Former Iowa House Agriculture, Chair; farmer; agriculture advocate
- Kip Tom – CEO, Tom Farms LLC (Largest agri-business farm operator in Indiana); operates farms in South America
- Johnny Trotter – CEO of BarG (125,000 feedlot operation and farms 10,000 acres in Texas)
- Steve Wellman – Former President of the American Soybean Association
- Walt Whitcomb – Ag Commissioner, Maine
- John Wilkinson – Chairman, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Georgia State Senate
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It doesn’t make sense when movie and singing people who produce nothing of consequence outside of make believe; anyway, they use capitalism to become filthy rich then go out and champion Communism for the rest of us to live by.
Maybe it does make sense if they, like politicians, are preoccupied in keeping the masses of working and even move them into the non working so that the American masses will need to live in the realm of fantasy.
After all… unlike the politicians who benefit from offering small handouts to the poor and soon to be poor to keep themselves in office “forever”, the movie and music people rely on the money that they collect from people who need relief from a life of boredom and nearly certain failures that they are forced into by the life time politicians.
In my opinion
John R. Stanczak
The parents of two of the four Americans who died in the Benghazi attack in 2012 filed a lawsuit Monday against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, alleging her “reckless handling” of classified information contributed to their deaths.
The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch USA on behalf of Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, for allegedly wrongfully causing the death of their sons as well as for defamation and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
The lawsuit suggests that Clinton’s use of a private email server contributed to the deaths of Smith and Woods, adding that terrorists were able to “obtain the whereabouts of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and thus the U.S. State Department and covert and other government operations in Benghazi, Libya and subsequently orchestrate, plan, and execute the now infamous September 11, 2012 attack.”
“Having used a secret private email server that we now know was used to communicate with Ambassador Christopher Stevens with confidential and classified government information, and which we also now know was likely hacked by hostile adversaries such as Iran, Russia, China and North Korea aligning with terrorist groups, it is clear that Hillary Clinton allegedly negligently and recklessly gave up the classified location of the plaintiffs’ sons, resulting in a deadly terrorist attack that took their lives,” Klayman said in a statement announcing the suit.
In addition to the wrongful death and negligence charges named in the suit, the parents also claim that Clinton defamed them in statements to the media, according to court documents.
“During her campaign for President, Defendant Clinton has negligently, recklessly, and/or maliciously defamed Plaintiffs by either directly calling them liars, or by strongly implying that they are liars, in order to protect and enhance her public image and intimidate and emotionally harm and silence them to not speak up about the Benghazi attack on at least four separate occasions,” Klayman wrote in his complaint.
Patricia Smith has previously spoken out against Clinton, most recently at the Republican National Convention in July.
Clinton’s campaign has not yet responded to requests for comment about the lawsuit.
In an interview last week on “Fox News Sunday,” Clinton denied telling family members of those killed that the attack was sparked by an anti-Islam video, and was not terrorism.
She instead suggested the family members misunderstood her because they were overwhelmed by grief.
“I understand the grief and the incredible sense of loss that can motivate that,” Clinton said. “As other members of families who’ve lost loved ones have said, that’s not what they heard. I don’t hold any ill feeling for someone who, in that moment, may not fully recall everything that was or wasn’t said.”
“The Labor Department reports the U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, above the expectations for 180,000 jobs. The unemployment remained at 4.9%. The rate was expected to tick lower to 4.8% Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate rose to 62.8% from 62.7%.”
This is a little confusing, the U.S. growth came in at about 1%, huh, if there was nearly no growth then where did the 255,000 jobs come from?
Did some people quit McDonalds and others take their places and they never subtracted the ones that left?
Maybe they misquoted and it should have read 255 jobs.
Maybe they just made up a figure so they would have something to say and keep their jobs.
It appears to me that the entire Democratic Party top dogs are backing Clinton along with most regular democrats and it also appears that most of the Republican top dogs are also backing Clinton while doing everything in their power to convince regular republicans to back Clinton.
Every “F’n” time I turn on the news or read anything there is some high up Republican bashing or backing away from Trump.
How stupid are the republicans?
The Republican people have voted!
Maybe you can explain to me why we, Republicans, are once more attempting to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory? We were successful with McCain and with Romey and installed Obama and Obama again.
Republicans… it’s either Clinton or Trump; why do the democrats understand this concept and the republicans can’t seem to grasp the obvious?
I will continue to support Trump but I’m pretty non-committal toward the rest of the republican candidates until I see something positive start to take place in our party.
I know that the Progressives have taken over the Democratic Party and are pushing them toward Communism; unfortunately it seems that the Progressive Party is also infecting a lot of the lifetime Republicans who want to stay in office for life and they are more than willing to bow down to the Progressive majority in order to keep their titles.
At the rate we are going the Republicans will be called Dukes, Duchess, Princess or Prince instead of Senator and Representatives and the Democrats will be known as King, Queen, Führer, Dux or President.
Just my opinion
John R. Stanczak