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 […]

Farmer Sentiment Jumps as Harvest Winds Down – Ag Barometer Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer rose in November for the second month in a row, climbing to 153, 17 points higher than in October when the index stood at 136. This month’s rise […]

South Carolina: Clemson Helps Farmers Find Opportunities Amid Trade War Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019Uncertainty over weather, trade policy and prices are making earning a living an increasingly tough row to hoe for South Carolina’s farmers. “It’s a very challenging time to pencil out […]

Trade Talks Continue, China Buys Some U.S. Farm Products Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019Phase One Talks Continue, Amid Chinese Purchases of U.S. Farm Products Last week, Financial Times writer James Politi reported that, “President Donald Trump threatened a new escalation of the trade war with […]

Midwest: 2019 Weather Woes Could Impact 2020 Planting Nov 13, 2019

🕔Nov 13, 2019Grace Zaplatynsky reported on Friday at the Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Online that, “This year has not been the greatest year for farmers with the soaked spring and now […]

Trade Talks: Roll Back of Tariffs Stymie Phase One Deal Nov 12, 2019

🕔Nov 12, 2019Josh Zumbrun, William Mauldin and Chao Deng reported on the front page of Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Beijing’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. and China have mutually agreed to roll […]

Farmer Sentiment on Trade, Economy Improves with Harvest – Ag Barometer Nov 5, 2019

🕔Nov 5, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer improved to a reading of 136 in October, up 15 points compared to September, which pushed the barometer back to the same level observed in October […]

Ag Trade: China’s Import Capacity Considered as Phase One Talks Continue Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019Reuters writers Heather Timmons and Hallie Gu reported last week that, “U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand that Beijing commit to big purchases of American farm products has become a major […]

China Trade Deal Progress? Purchase of Some U.S. Soybeans. Oct 28, 2019

🕔Oct 28, 2019Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Tatiana Freitas reported last week that, “China is clearing the way for more purchases of American soybeans in an apparent boon for U.S. farmers. There’s just one thing getting in the […]

Ag Trade: Progress on Chinese Deal, Soy Processors See Additional Tariff Waivers Oct 22, 2019

🕔Oct 22, 2019Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported last week that, “China is still a long way from forking out $50 billion for farm goods from the United States, agriculture industry analysts said […]

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