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Ag Trade: USDA Releases Updated Data on U.S. Exports

Ag Trade: USDA Releases Updated Data on U.S. Exports

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated its monthly agricultural trade data. Today’s update includes an overview of some observations from the data with a focus on corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock. Background A report on Thursday by Gary Crawford of

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NAFTA: Ag Trade Nominee says He’s Not Going Backwards – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Trade Nominee says He’s Not Going Backwards – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Greg Doud, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the chief U.S. agriculture trade negotiator, promised today to “not go backwards” in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations. However, he declined to comment on consideration of a controversial proposal to

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Ag Trade: USDA Export Data and Stakeholder Issues

Ag Trade: USDA Export Data and Stakeholder Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Today’s update highlights recent information on U.S. agricultural exports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and also explores agricultural related trade issues that have been identified in recent news articles. USDA Agricultural Trade Update The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and

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Idaho: Japan Resumes Imports of Chipping Potatoes after 11 Years

Idaho: Japan Resumes Imports of Chipping Potatoes after 11 Years

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that Japan is expanding market access for U.S. chipping potatoes, resuming imports from Idaho for the first time in 11 years. “The United States has a reputation around the globe for growing high-quality

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Rice: U.S. Enjoying Strong Demand in Japan

Rice: U.S. Enjoying Strong Demand in Japan

👤By Bob Cummings, USA Rice 🕔Aug 24, 2017

Demand for U.S. rice is benefiting from supply and demand developments in Japan according to a report by Yumi Kojima, director of the USA Rice Japan office.   “There is a serious shortage of reasonably priced rice for Japan’s food

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Livestock: Japan Increases U.S. Frozen Beef Tariff, Perdue Voices Concern – DTN

Livestock: Japan Increases U.S. Frozen Beef Tariff, Perdue Voices Concern – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 1, 2017

In what may be one of the first consequences to the U.S. for backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, Japan this week announced an automatic tariff rate increase on imports of frozen beef from the U.S.   An increase

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Ag Groups Fear Trump Plan to Limit Steel Imports Will Backfire on Trade – DTN

Ag Groups Fear Trump Plan to Limit Steel Imports Will Backfire on Trade – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Farm groups are cautioning the Trump administration not to open a “Pandora’s Box” by claiming restrictions on steel and aluminum are needed to protect “national security.” Eighteen agricultural groups wrote to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Tuesday, stressing that

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Farm Family in Japan: More Similarities Than You Might Expect – DTN

Farm Family in Japan: More Similarities Than You Might Expect – DTN

👤By Urban C. Lehner, DTN Editor Emeritus 🕔Jul 13, 2017

When he’s not farming, he repairs roads. She has a part-time job in town. The adult son who lives with them is a wallpaper hanger. They help their daughter care for the grandchildren, they know everyone for miles around, they

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Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 19, 2017

Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs and other trade restrictions are important considerations for U.S. agriculture.

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Rice: Japanese Researchers Show Results In Push For Drought Tolerant Varieties

Rice: Japanese Researchers Show Results In Push For Drought Tolerant Varieties

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Scientists at Japan’s RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) have developed what they say are strains of rice that are resistant to drought in real-world situations. Published in Plant Biotechnology Journal, the study reports that transgenic rice modified with a

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