U.S. Trade Rep: Farmers Hit By Japanese Agreements with Others – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2019U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told senators Tuesday it will take more time working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the Trump administration can submit the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement […]

Corn Prices: Beware of High Expectations – DTN

🕔Jun 10, 2019One week ago (May 31) in this column, I walked through two possible scenarios for this year’s corn market. I was not claiming any inside information on what production would […]

Indiana Farm Bureau Survey – Trade Situation Is Jeopardizing Farmers

🕔May 22, 2019Indiana Farm Bureau recently conducted an online survey of farmer members to gauge how the ongoing trade conflicts and increasing tariffs are impacting their operations. The survey received submissions from […]

Ag Trade: Some Good News, More Problems Remain

🕔May 20, 2019Executive branch policy action last week resulted in some very welcome good news for U.S. agriculture.  Metal import tariffs on Canada and Mexico were lifted, improving the outlook for the USMCA […]

Global Markets: Corn – U.S. Exports Face Stiffer Competition

🕔Apr 10, 2019Combined, four countries (Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, and the United States) account for nearly 90 percent of global corn exports. While their dominance in global exports continues, prospects for Argentina, Brazil, […]

Rice: U.S. Medium Grain – Does it Pass the Sushi Test?

🕔Mar 12, 2019Last week at Foodex Japan 2019, USA Rice conducted a taste-testing demonstration at the U.S. Embassy Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) booth to promote the availability and suitability of U.S. medium […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Policy Flux Hurting Farmers – DTN

🕔Mar 6, 2019Backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an ongoing trade battle with China and resulting retaliatory tariffs against the United […]

China Trade: U.S. Wants Broader Ag Commodities; Protection for U.S. Tech – DTN

🕔Feb 26, 2019The Trump administration wants China to promise to buy a broad range of agricultural commodities, not just soybeans, in the trade negotiation that is underway, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Steve Censky […]

California Rice Grower Meetings Share Outlooks for International Markets

🕔Jan 29, 2019Last week, the California Rice Commission held annual grower meetings to provide updates on political matters in the state and in Washington, DC, the water outlook for 2019 and progress […]

Rice: Japan Gives Australia New Quota – U.S. Left Out in the Cold

🕔Jan 15, 2019When President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017, the remaining 11 countries agreed to press on without the largest economy in […]

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