Farmers Vent – Ag Sec. Perdue Listens – DTN

🕔Aug 8, 2019Bob Worth didn’t wait for a listening session at Farmfest on Wednesday to start before getting a few words with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue about the prevented planting situation in […]

Corn: Supply Concerns Impacting Corn, Trade Worries Persist

🕔Jun 28, 2019Recent news items discuss the ongoing impacts of the unprecedented adverse weather that unfolded in the Corn Belt this spring.  Corn prices have increased as supply uncertainty persists.  Meanwhile, commodity […]

U.S. Trade Rep: Farmers Hit By Japanese Agreements with Other Countries – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2019U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told senators Tuesday it will take more time working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the Trump administration can submit the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement […]

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 […]

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