Ag Trade: Congress Calls on USTR to Remove Rice from GSP Commodities Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Earlier this month, House and Senate letters, signed by seven Senators and thirteen members of the Rice Caucus, were sent to Ambassador , the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), in support […]

Ag Trade: China, South Korea Ban German Pork Due to African Swine Fever Sep 14, 2020

🕔Sep 14, 2020
Late last week, Bloomberg writers Megan Durisin, Brian Parkin, and Isis Almeida reported that, “A deadly pig disease has materialized in Germany for the first time, threatening to hammer exports from Europe’s […]

Biofuels: Brazil Wants U.S. Counterpart to Negotiate Ethanol Import Tax Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
The United States started to pay a 20% tariff on all ethanol exported to Brazil this month. Before that, there was a quota of 750 million liters per year at […]

Chinese Trade Still Falls Short, Says Secretary Perdue – DTN Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
With Brazil’s tariff-free quota expiring on Tuesday leading to an increase to a 20% tariff on all ethanol imports from the United States, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told […]

Ag Trade: China Has “Stepped Up” U.S. Purchases, Taiwan Eases Limits on U.S. Beef, Pork Sep 1, 2020

🕔Sep 1, 2020
Reuters writer Karl Plume reported on Thursday that, “China made its largest weekly U.S. beef purchases on record last week, followed by its biggest U.S. corn deals in almost a month this week, […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China “Committed” to “Success” of the Phase One Deal Aug 26, 2020

🕔Aug 26, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Bob Davis and Lingling Wei reported this week that, “Senior U.S. and Chinese officials said they were committed to carrying out the phase-one trade accord between the two […]

USA Rice Meets with Iraqi Trade Officials Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
Yesterday, USA Rice joined representatives here from U.S. Wheat Associates, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service to meet with a […]

Ag Trade: Phase One Talks Delayed, Perspective on U.S. Exports to China Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
Bloomberg News reported this week that, “President Donald Trump said he called off last weekend’s trade talks with China, raising questions about the future of a deal that is now the […]

Rice Trade: Reports Shines Light on Impact of Residue Limits on Exports Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
Late last month, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released a long-awaited first volume report on the global economic impact of missing and low pesticide maximum residue levels (MRL) on […]

Are Export-Oriented Farm Policies Part Of The Problem? – Commentary Aug 18, 2020

🕔Aug 18, 2020
The difference between us and many other agricultural economists is that over the years we have developed our agricultural policy proposals based on the economic characteristics of aggregate crop agriculture: […]

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