WTO Report on Chinese Administration of Ag Tariff Rate Quotas May 9, 2019

🕔May 9, 2019A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel circulated its report on April 18, 2019 concerning U.S. claims that China’s administration of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for corn, rice and wheat […]

Corn, Wheat, Rice: WTO Dispute Against Chinese Support Programs Mar 7, 2019

🕔Mar 7, 2019A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel circulated its report on February 28, 2019 concerning a widely-watched case brought against China’s market price support for wheat, rice and corn during […]

Wheat, Rice: WTO Win for Farmers but No Guarantees – DTN Mar 1, 2019

🕔Mar 1, 2019U.S. wheat and rice farmers got a big win over China announced Thursday by the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement panel. But the victory could be short-lived because the Trump […]

Grain: U.S. Wins WTO Dispute – China’s Excessive Support to Producers Feb 28, 2019

🕔Feb 28, 2019U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has provided trade distorting domestic […]

Rice: U.S. Complaint Against China’s Producer Subsidies Moves Forward Oct 17, 2018

🕔Oct 17, 2018The second of two cases filed against China by the United States in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) legal system advanced this week and USA Rice COO Bob Cummings met […]

Grain Market History: When Did Politics Take Over? – DTN May 25, 2018

🕔May 25, 2018Since early April, when a threat began to loom of retaliatory 25% tariffs on U.S. soybeans imported to China, the Chicago soybean futures market plummeted nearly 60 cents. It has […]

Rice: Brazil Reactivates Domestic Support Programs as Exports to U.S. Rise Apr 11, 2018

🕔Apr 11, 2018Exports of Brazilian rice to the United States have jumped nearly 60 percent in the first two months of 2018 over the same time period last year. On the heels […]

Ag Trade: The U.S. and China Exchange Salvos Mar 23, 2018

🕔Mar 23, 2018The U.S. and China have exchanged salvos adding fuel to fears of escalating trade sanctions between the two largest global economies.  Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced another action in the […]

Farm Bill: 1996 Changes Made Farmers More Dependent on Govt. Programs – Commentary Nov 2, 2017

🕔Nov 2, 2017In looking toward a farm bill based on a supply management program, today’s column examines planting flexibility, the role of crop insurance, World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance, and the problems […]

Rice Market: Keeping an Eye on China Oct 3, 2017

🕔Oct 3, 2017China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of rice, is focused on increasing its already large share of rice cultivation and exports.  In 2016/17, China’s milled rice exports nearly tripled […]

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