USDA Trade Assistance: Still Waiting on the Details

🕔Aug 16, 2018U.S. farmers are anxious for details on the trade assistance package the administration announced in July.  Press reports indicate that program guidelines could be issued by August 24th.  Meanwhile, business news […]

Texas Field Reports: Uncertainty Surrounds Exports; Drought, Heat Continue

🕔Aug 15, 2018Ongoing negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement and a looming trade war with China have spurred great uncertainty among Texas agriculture producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Fruit, Nut Tariffs Estimated to Cost $3.4 Bln Annually

🕔Aug 15, 2018A new study from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Issues Center finds that tariffs on 10 fruit and tree nut exports alone are estimated to cost the United […]

Trade Issue: Sugar Market Not So Sweet – DTN

🕔Aug 15, 2018The U.S. sugar market has stabilized since the latest agreements with Mexico went into effect, but flat consumption patterns and a global glut of sugar pose problems for the future, […]

Farmers Split on Trade Tariff Damage – DTN

🕔Aug 10, 2018Ag leaders in the Trump administration may have thought the announcement a couple of weeks ago of a $12 billion aid package might quell some farmer voices of unrest, but […]

Alabama Soybeans: Tariffs Initiate Market Shift, Cause Concern

🕔Aug 9, 2018As Farm Bill discussions continue in Washington, D.C., producers wait for the direction a new bill will bring to the agricultural sector. Without a completed Farm Bill, producers are operating […]

Ag Trade: Dispute with China Continues to Escalate

🕔Aug 6, 2018Keith Bradsher and Cao Li reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “China threatened on Friday to tax an additional $60 billion a year worth of imports from the United States if […]

China Tariffs: List Includes More than 5,200 U.S. Products – DTN

🕔Aug 6, 2018Responding to the U.S. push for higher tariffs on Chinese goods, Chinese officials announced Friday they would impose new tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. products, adding up to more […]

Free Trade: Why Has the U.S. Reversed Long-Standing Positions?

🕔Aug 3, 2018An overlooked question in the debate over President Trump’s trade policy is “Why has the U.S. reversed long-standing positions on free trade?” It is important to ponder this question, especially […]

Ag Trade: Perdue Discusses Trade Aid; Chinese Talks Show Little Progress

🕔Aug 1, 2018Reuters writer Hugh Bronstein reported on Saturday that, “U.S. farmers could receive cash payments from a planned $12 billion aid package as soon as late September, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue […]

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