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 […]

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

🕔Feb 26, 2019The 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 […]

Soybean Market: Brazil’s New Pres. May Be Asset to U.S.-China Trade Deal – DTN

🕔Nov 6, 2018Writing on Thursday evening, I have to pause and reflect on several significant market events that have already happened this week. First, Brazil elected 63 year old Jair Bolsonaro as […]

Farm Policy: Does Ag. Sec. Perdue Need a Megaphone? – DTN

🕔Apr 27, 2018Republican 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 […]

State of the Union: Trade Talk Still on the Table; Republicans Press on NAFTA – DTN

🕔Jan 31, 2018In his first State of the Union address Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump spoke about improving the nation’s trade agreements and touted tax reform and slashing regulations, all while pushing […]

Wheat Market: Revised Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts U.S. Exports at Risk

🕔Jan 23, 2018U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are expressing concern that a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that excludes the United States puts overseas demand for […]

Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

🕔Jun 22, 2017The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine the administration’s approach to trade policy, and heard testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.  Farm state lawmakers expressed concern regarding […]

Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

🕔Apr 10, 2017The nation’s pork producers need more free-trade agreements, particularly with Japan, in order to export some of the pork that will be processed in five new plants that will begin […]

Exploring the Effects of Trade Deals on U.S. Agriculture

🕔Dec 18, 2015In early October 2015, negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reached an agreement that they submitted to their respective governments for approval. The countries involved in addition to the US […]

Trade Authority Bill Heads for Senate Debate – DTN

🕔May 22, 2015The Senate voted 62-38 Thursday to invoke cloture and begin debate on the bill to grant President Barack Obama trade promotion authority and reauthorize trade adjustment assistance, but completion of […]

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