Mexico Tariff – Largest Market for U.S. Rice is Threatened by Trump Move Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019Last week, President Trump announced that he was going to enact a 5% tariff on all imports from Mexico unless that country stops Central American migrants from crossing its southern […]

Ag Economy: Farmer Sentiment Plummets in April – Ag Barometer May 7, 2019

🕔May 7, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in April, declining to a reading of 115, an 18-point decline compared to March when the sentiment index stood at 133. The 18-point decline in […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Policy Flux Hurting Farmers – DTN Mar 6, 2019

🕔Mar 6, 2019Backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an ongoing trade battle with China and resulting retaliatory tariffs against the United […]

China Trade: U.S. Wants Broader Ag Commodities; Protection for U.S. Tech – DTN Feb 26, 2019

🕔Feb 26, 2019The Trump administration wants China to promise to buy a broad range of agricultural commodities, not just soybeans, in the trade negotiation that is underway, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Steve Censky […]

Rice: Japan Gives Australia New Quota – U.S. Left Out in the Cold Jan 15, 2019

🕔Jan 15, 2019When President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017, the remaining 11 countries agreed to press on without the largest economy in […]

Ag Trade: Additional U.S. Tariffs Possible; Markets Absorb Impacts Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018Trade tensions between the U.S. and China persist, while Chinese tariffs on U.S. commodities continue to roil markets.  Despite a variety of impeding economic variables, a news article notes that […]

Ag Policy: USDA Undersecretary Leads Upbeat Trade Mission to Japan – DTN Jun 13, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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 […]

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