U.S. Trade War Reaches India

🕔Jun 20, 2019In the last couple of weeks, we have seen several more maneuvers in President Trump’s ongoing trade war, including the addition of a new front—India. On June 15, India announced […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farmer Sentiment Collapsing, Financial Conditions Continue Decline – Ag Barometer

🕔Jun 4, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer, an agricultural producer sentiment measure based upon a nationwide mid-month survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, dropped again in May. The May barometer reading of 101 […]

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: Pres. Trump Allocates $16Bln to Farmers

🕔May 24, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. […]

Rice: Lower U.S. Tariffs Have Ripple Effect, Turkey Reciprocates

🕔May 23, 2019As a response to the U.S. lowering import duties last week on Turkish steel and aluminum from 50 to 25 percent, the Government of Turkey published an official announcement yesterday […]

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