Ag Trade: U.S. and China Reach Initial Deal Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019Lingling Wei, Bob Davis, William Mauldin and Josh Zumbrun reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Trump has agreed to a limited trade agreement with Beijing that will roll back […]

Ag Economy: Forces That Will Shape 2020 – CoBank Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019The U.S. rural economy will continue to face headwinds in 2020 and is expected to underperform relative to the economy of urban America. Since 2014, GDP growth in rural counties […]

USMCA Announcement Hailed – DTN Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and Fertilizer Canada are hailing the announcement Tuesday of a bipartisan agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Once ratified, the agreement will protect the interests […]

Ag Trade: USMCA on Course for Ratification in 2020 Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019Natalie Andrews, William Mauldin and Anthony Harrup reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “A new U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada gained backing from House Democrats, setting the agreement […]

China’s Tariff Announcement: How Much To Read Into It? – DTN Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019In a sign that U.S. agriculture may start to see greater access to China, the Chinese Finance Ministry on Friday announced it would start excluding some soybeans, pork and other […]

Ag Trade: China Waives Tariffs on Some U.S. Soybeans, Pork; Purchases Still an Issue Dec 9, 2019

🕔Dec 9, 2019Late last week, Wall Street Journal writers Grace Zhu, Eva Dou and Bob Davis reported that, “China’s trade negotiations with the U.S. remain on track, Beijing said, offering official reassurance after tensions flared […]

USMCA: Ag Groups Continue to Call for Congressional Action – DTN Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019With a little more than two weeks left before Congress adjourns for the holidays, supporters of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement know time is slipping away fast, and the trade deal could […]

Trade War: President Pushes Brazil, Argentina Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019On Monday, Financial Times writers James Politi, Bryan Harris and Benedict Mander reported that, “Donald Trump will reimpose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina after accusing the countries of a ‘massive […]

Will Lack Of Sustainability Proof Hurt U.S. Export Sales? – DTN Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019With U.S. agriculture dependent on global trade, it will become more critical over time to demonstrate sustainability goals in the future for companies and farmers to maintain export competitiveness, a […]

Vote On Reworked NAFTA May Linger Into 2020 – DTN Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky said Thursday it would be “very unfortunate” for agriculture if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delays a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement until 2020. Pelosi, D-Calif., […]

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