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USA Rice, Mexican Rice Council: Leave NAFTA Alone!

USA Rice, Mexican Rice Council: Leave NAFTA Alone!

👤By Hugh Maginnis, USA Rice 🕔Apr 27, 2017

The two national organizations representing their respective rice industries in the United States and Mexico agree that any renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could have serious consequences for the stable and consistent rice trade that has

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Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 27, 2017

A recent article from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis discussed the downward economic trajectory that has impacted the U.S. farm economy in recent years. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, in remarks this week to USDA employees, noted that trade is

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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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Farm Policy: Unfolding U.S. Trade Policy Causes Corn Trade Concerns with Mexico

Farm Policy: Unfolding U.S. Trade Policy Causes Corn Trade Concerns with Mexico

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Today’s update examines recent news articles that address issues associated with NAFTA and U.S. corn exports to Mexico.  As the future direction of executive branch trade policy continues to evolve, this uncertainty is potentially weighing on agricultural markets. Trade: NAFTA,

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White House Advisor Covers Ag Topics: Trade, Workforce, Infrastructure – DTN

White House Advisor Covers Ag Topics: Trade, Workforce, Infrastructure – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Mar 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s No. 1 priority for agriculture is international trade, followed by a “reliable, affordable workforce,” Ray Starling, special assistant to the president for agriculture on the National Economic Council, told a National Ag Day event at the National

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Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Yesterday (Tuesday, March 14), the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be United States Trade Representative.  With respect to agricultural trade issues, China, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and Japan were

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Farm Policy: Growing Resistance to Trump’s Trade Agenda from Farm Export States

Farm Policy: Growing Resistance to Trump’s Trade Agenda from Farm Export States

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 14, 2017

Recall that last month, at a press conference before the Senate Ag Committee’s first Farm Bill hearing in Kansas, Committee Chairman Pat Roberts pointed out that, “And trade — trade is on the minds of every farmer, every rancher. And I

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Farm Business: Looking for Light in the Tunnel of Dark Ag News – DTN

Farm Business: Looking for Light in the Tunnel of Dark Ag News – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Tim Burrack kept moving from session to session at the USDA Outlook Forum looking for some light at the end of the tunnel for commodity farmers.    Whether it was income forecasts or the growing production strength in South America,

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Texas: Potential Trade Disruption Could Have Significant Economic Impact

Texas: Potential Trade Disruption Could Have Significant Economic Impact

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 27, 2017

The total economic impact of Texas agricultural export trade to Canada and Mexico totaled more than $3.3 billion in 2016 and supported 18,674 jobs, according to research conducted by the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University. Center

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Farm Bureau President Talks Policy, Politics at USDA Outlook Forum – DTN

Farm Bureau President Talks Policy, Politics at USDA Outlook Forum – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Agriculture and rural America have “the greatest opportunity in the history of this country” to change policies for the benefit of American farmers, the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation told agricultural economists and policy wonks.   Zippy Duvall,

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