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 […]

U.S. Grain “Could Lose” China Even If Tariffs Go Away, Farm Bureau Delegates Told

🕔Jan 14, 2019American Farm Bureau Federation policy experts gave an overview of the issues expected to affect farmers and ranchers in 2019 in a workshop at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention. David […]

U.S. Trade Agenda Continues: Japan, EU, and U.K.

🕔Oct 18, 2018After recently signing a new KORUS (United States-Republic of Korea) Trade Agreement, and reaching an agreement on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office signaled this week that the U.S. will […]

Ag Trade: Japan Agrees to Talks, Will Rice Get a Seat at the Table?

🕔Oct 3, 2018Last week President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe issued a joint statement announcing that the two nations intend to enter negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement. According to the […]

Ag Trade: Trump Talks with Japan, Claims China Attacking “Farm Belt” – DTN

🕔Sep 27, 2018President Donald Trump on Wednesday hardened his line against China, its retaliatory tariffs and its public relations campaign by accusing China of interfering in the U.S. midterm elections. Trump later […]

U.S. Ag Exports Set July Record – Expect China Import Plunge in 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2018A radio update from USDA on Thursday indicated that U.S. agriculture exports set a record in July.  “It’s the best July that the U.S. has seen as far as agricultural exports […]

Ag Trade: Where Do Things Stand with Our Trade Partners?

🕔Aug 30, 2018The last month has produced a lot of news on the trade front, much of which has implications for US farmers and their markets.  All of the largest and most […]

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