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NAFTA: What’s the Story Behind It?

NAFTA: What’s the Story Behind It?

👤By Steve Burak, Kathy Baylis, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Nov 13, 2017

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been in the news for the last year-and-a-half; in the summer of 2016, Presidential candidate Trump vowed from the campaign trail, to renegotiate the “worst trade deal ever.” Candidate Trump also announced

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Grain Market: Bitcoin and Blockchains Related to Commodity Trading – DTN

Grain Market: Bitcoin and Blockchains Related to Commodity Trading – DTN

👤By Elaine Kub, DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Nov 10, 2017

Soon it will be as easy for a large pension fund to trade bitcoin as it is to trade corn. The CME group announced last week it would open a market for trading bitcoin futures by the end of this

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Cuba: Treasury and State Departments Tighten Restrictions

Cuba: Treasury and State Departments Tighten Restrictions

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Nov 8, 2017

The other shoe dropped on U.S.-Cuba relations today when the U.S. Treasury Department released follow-up guidance to President Trump’s June announcement that he would be tightening sanctions and travel restrictions on Cuba. The policy roll backs, including a State Department

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Biodiesel Imports: Anti-Dumping Victory Handed Down – DTN

Biodiesel Imports: Anti-Dumping Victory Handed Down – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 26, 2017

Importers of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia into the United States will face preliminary duties, the U.S. Department of Commerce said in a preliminary antidumping determination handed down on Monday. The cash deposit rates range from 54.36% to 70.05% for

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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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Ag Task Force: Perdue Talks About Future Plans, Limited Details – DTN

Ag Task Force: Perdue Talks About Future Plans, Limited Details – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 17, 2017

How complicated is the path toward prosperity in rural America? Pretty darn complex, if the staffing of President Donald Trump’s new Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force is any indication.   The 25-person task force contains members from 23 different

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Trade Talks: Ag Groups to President – “Do No Harm” – DTN

Trade Talks: Ag Groups to President – “Do No Harm” – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 22, 2017

Commodity groups largely stressed a “do no harm” approach after learning the White House had started the official clock for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.   The White House notified the House Ways and Means Committee and the

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NAFTA: Farm Groups Catch Their Breath as Trump Waffles on Decision – DTN

NAFTA: Farm Groups Catch Their Breath as Trump Waffles on Decision – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent and Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Major farm groups responded with shock and dismay Wednesday after reports that President Donald Trump is considering an executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Politico first reported Wednesday that the White House

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Grain Prices: What to Expect in “Normal Times” – DTN

Grain Prices: What to Expect in “Normal Times” – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Feb 7, 2017

Readers of this column have probably caught on by now that I like to start the year with an assessment of grain prices based on USDA’s national production cost estimates.* Not knowing yet what surprises await us in 2017, the

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Will He or Won’t He Kill It? – DTN

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Will He or Won’t He Kill It? – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 1, 2016

Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, is counting on President-elect Donald Trump not following through on a vow to drop out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.   Arkansas voters picked Trump by a 26.9% margin, one of the widest

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