Ag Economy: Farmers Still Caught in Economic Squeeze

🕔Mar 13, 2018A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from […]

Ag Trade: New U.S. Tariffs Ramp-Up Fear of Retaliation; Soybean Growers Especially Worried

🕔Mar 12, 2018On Thursday, President Trump implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum, an action that had been anticipated since last week.  Today’s update explores recent news items that highlight the potential negative impact the executive […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Did USDA Account for Argentina’s Reduced Crops? – DTN

🕔Mar 9, 2018Going into the March round of USDA supply and demand reports, the question was how big the cuts would be to Argentina’s corn and soybean production estimates. As it turned […]

Rice: How Will Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Affect Exports?

🕔Mar 9, 2018President Trump may follow through as early as today on last week’s announcement that he will impose import duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.  Threats […]

Arkansas: Retaliatory Tariffs on Ag Could Mean a $383M Economic Hit

🕔Mar 8, 2018If trade partners inflict a 25 percent retaliatory tariff on U.S. soy, rice, corn, and grain sorghum, Arkansas could take a $383 million hit in overall value-added to its economy, […]

Indiana: Trump Metal Tariffs Could Mean Lost Sales, Lost Jobs

🕔Mar 7, 2018Some Indiana manufacturers might initially benefit if tariffs proposed last week by President Donald Trump are enacted, but the state’s overall economy could suffer because other Indiana industries use what […]

NAFTA: Trump Push for Metal Tariffs Complicates U.S. Ag’s Position

🕔Mar 7, 2018Concern about President Donald Trump’s planned worldwide tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has shifted from the impact on agriculture exports to China to disruptions of the trade relationships with […]

NAFTA – Trump Uses Steel, Aluminum Tariffs as Bargaining Chips

🕔Mar 6, 2018Wall Street Journal writer William Mauldin reported on Monday that, “President Donald Trump on Monday sought to use his threat to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as leverage […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Improves; Uncertainty About NAFTA Looms

🕔Mar 6, 2018The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer moved higher again in February. At 140 points, producer sentiment, which is based on monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, […]

Trade Retaliation Measures Could Hurt U.S. Farm Sector

🕔Mar 5, 2018A FarmPolicyNews update last month discussed executive branch implementation of U.S. import tariffs on solar panels and washing machines, as well as the possibility of future implementation of import barriers on steel and aluminum.  That update […]

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