Ag Trade: Senate Ag Committee Discusses USMCA, China, MFP Payments

🕔Jun 17, 2019On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing titled, “Certainty in Global Markets for the U.S. Agriculture Sector.” Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and […]

Ag Trade: USMCA Approval “Vital” Amid Ongoing Trade Issues

🕔Jun 13, 2019On Tuesday, the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing highlighting agricultural trade issues. Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and the impact that trade conflicts […]

Ag Trade: Positive News with Mexico Amid Awful Spring Planting

🕔Jun 11, 2019As a dreadful spring for planting limps into the second week of June, producers continue to assess the impacts of record Midwestern precipitation on corn and soybeans.  Meanwhile, a welcome […]

Mexico Tariff – Largest Market for U.S. Rice is Threatened by Trump Move

🕔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 […]

China Halts U.S. Soybean Purchases; Pence Visits Canada; Trump Threatens Mexico

🕔May 31, 2019Today’s update reviews recent news articles that highlight two important trade issues impacting U.S. farmers: China’s imports of U.S. soybeans, and the likely ratification of the USMCA Agreement with Canada […]

Ag Trade: Some Good News, More Problems Remain

🕔May 20, 2019Executive branch policy action last week resulted in some very welcome good news for U.S. agriculture.  Metal import tariffs on Canada and Mexico were lifted, improving the outlook for the USMCA […]

U.S-China Trade: Purdue Says Keep the Faith, Don’t Expect More Relief Aid – DTN

🕔Apr 30, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Monday he knows farmers are hurting, but there are no plans to offer additional aid to farmers affected by the trade dispute with […]

Trade Tariffs: If No Deal Reached – Tough Times Ahead, Kinze Manufacturing – DTN

🕔Apr 25, 2019Leaders of a major Iowa equipment manufacturer and Iowa farmers reiterated their calls Wednesday for President Donald Trump to remove tariffs against trading partners that have driven up the prices […]

Trade Conflicts – Canada May Hit U.S. Ag with More Retaliatory Tariffs – DTN

🕔Apr 9, 2019Canada could announce a new list of retaliatory tariffs on more U.S. goods, including agricultural products, as early as next week. The tariffs would maintain parity with the U.S. over […]

Texas Ag Trade: Uncertainty, Low Commodity Prices Weigh on Outlook

🕔Mar 21, 2019It’s not as dire as the farm crisis seen in the 1980s, but ongoing trade uncertainty coupled with low commodity prices and rising interest rates has created challenging times for […]

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