Ag Trade: What to Expect from the New NAFTA

🕔Nov 16, 2018After more than a year of talks, the US, Canada, and Mexico struck a new trade deal to replace NAFTA, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The agreement […]

Soybean Market: How Will Chinese Tariffs Affect Trade Long-Term?

🕔Sep 27, 2018The economic conflict with China is set to escalate as new US tariffs on as much as $200 billion of Chinese goods go into effect this week.  President Trump reportedly […]

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 […]

U.S. Ag Trade: Twists and Turns – Gambling on Exports

🕔Jun 11, 2018The outlook for trade has darkened considerably in recent days; a gamble in the trade arena that holds substantial risk for American farmers. In May, President Trump initiated a trade […]

Looming Trade War – An Illinois Ag Perspective

🕔Apr 19, 2018China and the threat of a possible U.S. trade war with the nation have dominated global headlines in recent months. Concerns are that if the world’s two largest economies come […]

What Is a Trade Deficit and How is it Measured?

🕔Apr 6, 2018As the potential for a trade war with China escalates, and the rhetoric about NAFTA continues to heat up, we thought we’d step back and talk a bit about the perception underlying […]

Illinois: Ag Perspectives on Trade Matters

🕔Feb 8, 2018Concerns about agricultural trade continue to weigh heavily on farmers in Illinois and across the country as renegotiations over NAFTA finished up their sixth round in Montreal, Canada (Torry, Feb. 5, […]

U.S. Trade Policy: Lessons Learned from the Japanese Beef Market

🕔Jan 19, 2018For ten consecutive years, Japan has increased its meat consumption; consumption increased by 3.4% last year over the previous year to produce the highest level of growth in five years. […]

Ag Trade: Reviewing the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

🕔Nov 16, 2017While overshadowed by concerns about North Korea, trade discussions loomed large in President Trump’s recent trip to Asia. Earlier statements from the Administration have raised concerns about the bilateral free […]

NAFTA: What’s the Story Behind It?

🕔Nov 13, 2017The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been in the news for the last year-and-a-half; in the summer of 2016, Presidential candidate Trump vowed from the campaign trail, to […]

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