Ag Policy: USDA Undersecretary Leads Upbeat Trade Mission to Japan – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018USDA Trade Undersecretary Ted McKinney is leading a trade delegation to Japan this week and said he hopes the U.S. and Japan can start moving forward with more formal trade […]

Rice: Mexico Offers Duty Free Quotas to Sellers, Except for U.S. Rice

🕔May 18, 2018The common phrase, “no two years alike” is frequently heard in the rice sector among U.S. rice farmers and today it’s common in Mexico.  Numerous origins of rice are imported […]

Beef Export Tariffs Not Equal: Japan – U.S. is 38%; Australia is 29.3% – DTN

🕔May 17, 2018Asked how U.S.-China talks on trade tariffs affect U.S. beef exports to China, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) international program assistant Vice-President Greg Hanes used the “chicken-and-egg thing” metaphor. Chinese […]

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 […]

Illinois: Ag Perspectives on Trade Matters

🕔Feb 8, 2018Concerns about agricultural trade continue to weigh heavily on farmers in Illinois and across the country as renegotiations over NAFTA finished up their sixth round in Montreal, Canada (Torry, Feb. 5, […]

Ag Trade: Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

🕔Feb 7, 2018Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday morning  at a hearing on the “State of the Rural Economy.”  Recall that back in May, shortly after […]

NAFTA Talks Moving “Slowly,” President Floats TPP Consideration

🕔Jan 30, 2018Financial Times writer Shawn Donnan reported on Monday that, “Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are moving too slowly, Donald Trump’s trade tsar complained on Monday as he rejected […]

Canada’s Beef Checkoff Up 150% and Trudeau Signs Revised TPP; What’s Up? – DTN

🕔Jan 26, 2018“Britain and America are two nations separated by a common language.” While historians can’t seem to agree on who first said it (George Bernard Shaw? Oscar Wilde? Winston Churchill?), most […]

Ag Trade Update: Trans-Pacific Partnership, China, and NAFTA

🕔Jan 24, 2018Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China, and Soybeans Jacob M. Schlesinger reported on Tuesday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Eleven Pacific Rim nations agreed to forge a new trade bloc [TPP] […]

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 […]

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