tim:president trump meeting with some lawmakers for a bi-partisan discussion about tax reform. it's new at ten. republican senator john thune of south dakota was among the six senators in attendance for that dinner meeting. tax reform dominated the conversation... but penalties for outsourcing jobs overseas, supporting working families and reducing debt were also discussed. senator thune telling us that the talks were "productive." the president made it very clear last night that he and his team are going to be releasing their blueprint in the next couple weeks. the house has been working on their version of it. the senate have been working on their version of it. i think there is enough momentum behind this that we can actually get a result and that would be good for the american people," says u.s. sen. john thune (r) south dakota. president trump described the conversation with thune and the others as a good start. tim:there's also some big agriculture news coming out of our nation's capital. taiwain is going to be buying a bunch of iowa grain during 2018 and 2019. taiwanese officials in d-c signing letters of intent late this afternoon to purchase 370-million bushells of u-s corn, soybeans and wheat. much of that grain will come from iowa farmers -- according to congressman steve king. the taiwain ag purchases are being valued at 2-point-8 billion dollars. meanwhile, nebraska governor pete ricketts is in japan -- touting his state's beef. the trade mission is ricketts' second trip to japan during his tenure as governor of the cornhusker state. the delegation he's leading is meeting with japanese agriculture and tourism officials.