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Nebraska ag leaders look ahead to working with Trump

(Omaha World-Herald) -- reports By that "midlands agricultural leaders are optimistic that a Trump administration will boost their industries by backing off on environmental regulations they say stifle business." However, there is some concern how Trump policies might "affect the flow of immigrant labor essential to meatpacking and some farm operations." The story notes that Mark Hesser, president of ag lender Pinnacle Bancorp, "is optimistic for agriculture's near future under a Trump presidency," noting that "Trump's campaign promises to repeal regulations like the Waters of the United States rule 'would definitely be positive' for farmers and ranchers." But "less clear how Trump's plans for trade would affect farmers and ranchers."