Farm Policy: Does Ag. Sec. Perdue Need a Megaphone? – DTN Apr 27, 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018
Republican 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, 2018

🕔Feb 8, 2018
Concerns 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, 2018

🕔Feb 7, 2018
Secretary 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, 2018

🕔Jan 30, 2018
Financial 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

🕔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, 2018

🕔Jan 24, 2018
Trans-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, 2018

🕔Jan 23, 2018
U.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, 2017

🕔Sep 6, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Aug 23, 2017
Though 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, 2017

🕔Aug 1, 2017
In 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 […]

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