State of the Union: Pres. Trump Focused on Trade and Infrastructure – DTN

🕔Feb 8, 2019President Donald Trump called for the continued rebuilding of American trade policy in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, pointing to the ongoing trade negotiations with China as […]

Ag Trade Issues: EU and China

🕔Jan 21, 2019As the U.S. and European Union trade negotiations unfold, the two sides have competing perspectives over what will be discussed:  The U.S. has included agriculture in its Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives, while […]

China Trade Conflict Persists, Trump Addresses Farm Bureau Members

🕔Jan 15, 2019As he did last January in Nashville, President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention in New Orleans on Monday.  Today’s update highlights news reports surrounding the President’s appearance […]

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

🕔Jan 15, 2019When 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 […]

U.S. Grain “Could Lose” China Even If Tariffs Go Away, Farm Bureau Delegates Told

🕔Jan 14, 2019American Farm Bureau Federation policy experts gave an overview of the issues expected to affect farmers and ranchers in 2019 in a workshop at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention. David […]

Ag Trade: How Were U.S. Exports in 2018?

🕔Dec 11, 2018Last week, USDA released U.S. agricultural export data that spanned the first ten months of 2018. Although the overall value of exports was higher for this time period compared to […]

Ag Trade: New NAFTA Signed, China to Buy More U.S. Ag Products

🕔Dec 3, 2018This weekend in Buenos Aires, President Trump took important trade policy action that could impact U.S. agricultural markets.  After signing the USMCA, the president indicated that he would quickly withdraw from NAFTA, in an effort […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Rebounds in October

🕔Nov 6, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rebounded in October to a reading of 136—a 22-point increase in the index compared to September—leaving the barometer nearly equal to its level one year […]

U.S. Trade Agenda Continues: Japan, EU, and U.K.

🕔Oct 18, 2018After recently signing a new KORUS (United States-Republic of Korea) Trade Agreement, and reaching an agreement on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office signaled this week that the U.S. will […]

Ag Trade: Japan Agrees to Talks, Will Rice Get a Seat at the Table?

🕔Oct 3, 2018Last week President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe issued a joint statement announcing that the two nations intend to enter negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement. According to the […]

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