China Pork Shortage Overrides Tariffs – DTN Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019The pork shortage in China caused by African swine fever continues to overcome high import tariffs for U.S. pork heading to the Chinese market. Dan Halstrom, president and CEO of […]

Global Market – Wheat – U.S. to Maintain Competitiveness in Japan Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019On October 7, 2019, the United States and Japan signed the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. This Agreement enhances market access, allowing American farmers and ranchers to remain competitive to other countries […]

Ag Trade: Trump Signs Japan Deal – DTN Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019A large contingent of agricultural lobbyists joined President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday to sign a partial trade deal with Japan. The agreement will lower or eliminate […]

U.S., Japan Sign Partial Trade Agreement, Lower Ag Tariffs Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019Wall Street Journal writers Vivian Salama and Josh Zumbrun reported yesterday that, “President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed a trade-enhancement agreement that will lower agricultural tariffs in Japan, industrial tariffs in the […]

Farm Show: “We still need trade, not aid. – DTN Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019While farmers admire the latest agriculture machinery this week, leaders of national commodity groups at the Farm Progress Show are talking about demand and looking for the upside in pending […]

Ag Trade: U.S., Japan Reach a Deal… ‘in Principle’ Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019Wall Street Journal writer Rebecca Ballhaus reported earlier this week that, “President Trump said Sunday the U.S. and Japan had reached a trade deal ‘in principle’ that would pave the […]

Ag Trade: Japan Agrees to Buy U.S. Corn, Wheat – DTN Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Sunday that the two countries have reached a trade deal that will involve large Japanese purchases of U.S. corn and […]

CoBank – Trade Talks, Record Rains Upend Agriculture Jun 28, 2019

🕔Jun 28, 2019The world economy continues to slow amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Hopes are for talks to resume soon between the U.S. and China, but confidence in the trade war […]

U.S. Trade Rep: Farmers Hit By Japanese Agreements with Other Countries – DTN Jun 19, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

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