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 […]

Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Round 2 Complete; Concerns Surface on Korean Trade Pact

🕔Sep 6, 2017The U.S., Mexico and Canada concluded a second round of NAFTA discussions yesterday as President Trump has continued to criticize the trade measure.  Meanwhile, concerns surfaced over the weekend about the […]

NAFTA Absorbing Administration, No Time for Japan Agreement – DTN

🕔Aug 23, 2017Though United States agriculture soon would like to see a bilateral trade agreement reached with Japan, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Tuesday he doesn’t see that happening in the […]

Livestock: Japan Increases U.S. Frozen Beef Tariff, Perdue Voices Concern – DTN

🕔Aug 1, 2017In what may be one of the first consequences to the U.S. for backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, Japan this week announced an automatic tariff rate increase on […]

Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

🕔Apr 19, 2017Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs […]

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