Mexico Tariff – Largest Market for U.S. Rice is Threatened by Trump Move Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019
Last 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 Economy: Farmer Sentiment Plummets in April – Ag Barometer May 7, 2019

🕔May 7, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in April, declining to a reading of 115, an 18-point decline compared to March when the sentiment index stood at 133. The 18-point decline in […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Policy Flux Hurting Farmers – DTN Mar 6, 2019

🕔Mar 6, 2019
Backing 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 […]

China Trade: U.S. Wants Broader Ag Commodities; Protection for U.S. Tech – DTN Feb 26, 2019

🕔Feb 26, 2019
The Trump administration wants China to promise to buy a broad range of agricultural commodities, not just soybeans, in the trade negotiation that is underway, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Steve Censky […]

Rice: Japan Gives Australia New Quota – U.S. Left Out in the Cold Jan 15, 2019

🕔Jan 15, 2019
When President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017, the remaining 11 countries agreed to press on without the largest economy in […]

Ag Trade: Additional U.S. Tariffs Possible; Markets Absorb Impacts Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018
Trade tensions between the U.S. and China persist, while Chinese tariffs on U.S. commodities continue to roil markets.  Despite a variety of impeding economic variables, a news article notes that […]

Ag Policy: USDA Undersecretary Leads Upbeat Trade Mission to Japan – DTN Jun 13, 2018

🕔Jun 13, 2018
USDA Trade Undersecretary Ted McKinney is leading a trade delegation to Japan this week and said he hopes the U.S. and Japan can start moving forward with more formal trade […]

Farm Policy: Does Ag. Sec. Perdue Need a Megaphone? – DTN Apr 27, 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018
Republican and Democratic senators praised Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday for his advocacy on agriculture within the Trump administration, but urged him to be a stronger voice. In an […]

Farm Policy News: Perdue Discusses Ag Trade, RFS at Senate Hearing Apr 25, 2018

🕔Apr 25, 2018
On the one-year anniversary of being confirmed by the Senate as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue delivered testimony on Tuesday to the Senate Agriculture Committee at a hearing […]

NAFTA Talks Moving “Slowly,” President Floats TPP Consideration Jan 30, 2018

🕔Jan 30, 2018
Financial Times writer Shawn Donnan reported on Monday that, “Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are moving too slowly, Donald Trump’s trade tsar complained on Monday as he rejected […]

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