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, […]

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 […]

Milled Rice: Mexico Diversifies Imports – Uruguay Ahead of U.S.

🕔May 22, 2019Earlier this month, the governments of Mexico and Brazil announced the opening of Mexico’s rice market to Brazil and Brazil reciprocated by opening their market for dry beans to Mexico. […]

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 […]

The U.S. Trade Conflict – One Year Later

🕔Apr 12, 2019Just over a year ago, on March 1, 2018, President Trump announced that he was using existing authorities to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. This was the […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Rising Production in Mexico Reduces U.S. Exports

🕔Apr 10, 2019Cotton production in Mexico in 2017/18 and 2018/19 jumped to levels not seen since the late 1970’s and the recent GAIN (FAS attaché) report from Mexico forecasts that production in […]

Texas Ag Trade: Uncertainty, Low Commodity Prices Weigh on Outlook

🕔Mar 21, 2019It’s not as dire as the farm crisis seen in the 1980s, but ongoing trade uncertainty coupled with low commodity prices and rising interest rates has created challenging times for […]

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