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 […]

Ag Trade: Senate Ag Committee Discusses USMCA, China, MFP Payments

🕔Jun 17, 2019On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing titled, “Certainty in Global Markets for the U.S. Agriculture Sector.” Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and […]

Ag Trade: USMCA Approval “Vital” Amid Ongoing Trade Issues

🕔Jun 13, 2019On Tuesday, the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing highlighting agricultural trade issues. Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and the impact that trade conflicts […]

Global Markets: Rice – Chinese Imports Decline as Exports Soar

🕔Jun 12, 2019The convergence of China’s rice import and export quantities is shifting global rice trade dynamics. Only 10 years ago, China played a minor role in rice trade, largely self-sufficient as […]

Ag Trade: Positive News with Mexico Amid Awful Spring Planting

🕔Jun 11, 2019As a dreadful spring for planting limps into the second week of June, producers continue to assess the impacts of record Midwestern precipitation on corn and soybeans.  Meanwhile, a welcome […]

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 […]

Mexico Tariff – Largest Market for U.S. Rice is Threatened by Trump Move

🕔Jun 6, 2019Last week, President Trump announced that he was going to enact a 5% tariff on all imports from Mexico unless that country stops Central American migrants from crossing its southern […]

Ag Trade: Farmers Unsettled by Tariff Threats; USDA Projects Lower Exports

🕔Jun 4, 2019Recent news articles point to a feeling of unease among U.S. farmers regarding President Trump’s threat late last week to impose import tariffs on Mexican goods. Mexico is a top export […]

China Halts U.S. Soybean Purchases; Pence Visits Canada; Trump Threatens Mexico

🕔May 31, 2019Today’s update reviews recent news articles that highlight two important trade issues impacting U.S. farmers: China’s imports of U.S. soybeans, and the likely ratification of the USMCA Agreement with Canada […]

Trade Aid Details Released – “A Little Band-Aid for a Big Problem”

🕔May 24, 2019Wall Street Journal writer Josh Zumbrun reported on Thursday that, “The Trump administration said it would spend $16 billion to offset the impact on American agriculture from the trade conflict with China, […]

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