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 […]

U.S.-China Trade Talks: “Great Progress,” Yet “Some Way to Go.”

🕔Apr 9, 2019Late last week, Los Angeles Times writer Don Lee reported that, “Despite hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal is at hand, President Trump said Thursday that some key issues have […]

Ag Hearing – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Rural Economy

🕔Apr 3, 2019On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing titled, “The Rural Economy.”  Today’s updates provides a brief recap of some of the issues that were discussed at […]

Ag Trade: Soy Exports to China Up in Feb.; Negotiations Return to D.C.

🕔Apr 2, 2019A recent news article reported that Chinese imports of U.S. soybeans increased in February, contributing to a narrowing of the trade deficit between the two countries.  Nonetheless, the imports were […]

Soybean Assn. On Tariffs: Tired Of Being Collateral Damage

🕔Mar 27, 2019The American Soybean Association (ASA) is not pleased with recent comments from President Trump that he could leave tariffs in place under an agreement with China. ASA has always considered […]

U.S., China Trade Talks Persist; Flooding Compounds Stress on Ag Economy

🕔Mar 22, 2019U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are scheduled to travel to China next week to start a new round of face-to-face trade talks.  As the negotiations continue, […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China Deal Cannot Be Taken for Granted

🕔Mar 18, 2019In testimony last week before the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer displayed a more cautious tone in describing U.S., China trade negotiations.  Meanwhile, recent news items provided […]

Global Markets: Soybeans – Brazil Scores Record Exports in Feb.

🕔Mar 8, 2019In February 2019, Brazil soybean exports reached a record 6.1 million tons, more than twice the level observed in February 2018. This is in response to an early harvest and […]

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 […]

Pompeo To Iowa Farmers: “Sympathetic” Over Trade Plight But Offers Little On Progress – DTN

🕔Mar 5, 2019Iowa farmers noted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo largely kept his cards close to his vest regarding trade talks with China, but they nonetheless appreciated Pompeo coming to the state […]

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