USMCA Trade Agreement Vote: Still In Holding Pattern – DTN Dec 19, 2019

🕔Dec 19, 2019
While the country awaits the impeachment vote expected late Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives, the leaders of major farm organizations are waiting for the House to vote on […]

Ag Trade: Doubts Over Chinese Purchases of $40-50Bln Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
Don Lee and Alice Su reported in Saturday’s Los Angeles Times that, “The United States and China reached a preliminary trade agreement that includes the rollback of some tariffs on Chinese imports […]

Ag Trade: China, U.S. Announce Deal, Waiting on the Details – DTN Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
China and the U.S. reached a preliminary agreement on the first phase of a trade deal that includes increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products, although the amount wasn’t specified. The […]

Ag Trade: U.S. and China Reach Initial Deal Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
Lingling Wei, Bob Davis, William Mauldin and Josh Zumbrun reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Trump has agreed to a limited trade agreement with Beijing that will roll back […]

Ag Economy: Forces That Will Shape 2020 – CoBank Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
The U.S. rural economy will continue to face headwinds in 2020 and is expected to underperform relative to the economy of urban America. Since 2014, GDP growth in rural counties […]

Arkansas: As Difficult Harvest Draws to a Close, Economists Look on Bright Side Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
From soybeans to rice, corn to peanuts, 2019 has been a challenging year for many, if not most, Arkansas growers. Continuous intermittent rains postponed winter fieldwork or outright made it […]

USMCA Announcement Hailed – DTN Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and Fertilizer Canada are hailing the announcement Tuesday of a bipartisan agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Once ratified, the agreement will protect the interests […]

Ag Trade: USMCA on Course for Ratification in 2020 Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
Natalie Andrews, William Mauldin and Anthony Harrup reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “A new U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada gained backing from House Democrats, setting the agreement […]

Ag Trade: African Swine Fever Roils Markets, Food Price Concerns Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
Bloomberg News reported last week that, “China’s hog population has stopped shrinking and is starting to rise, after months of decline because of African swine fever, and the recovery should […]

China’s Tariff Announcement: How Much To Read Into It? – DTN Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
In a sign that U.S. agriculture may start to see greater access to China, the Chinese Finance Ministry on Friday announced it would start excluding some soybeans, pork and other […]

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