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Trade War Help for Farmers: All Options on the Table

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

A top Department of Agriculture official says “all options are on the table” when it comes to finding relief from a trade war with China for farmers. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky told reporters earlier this week USDA is “looking at all of our authorities” to find ways to assist farmers, according to Politico. Those options include buying up …

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Proposed Tariffs Realigning Soybean Trade

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

The proposed tariffs on U.S. soybeans as part of the trade war beginnings between China and the U.S. is shifting trade habits. Trump announced the intention last week to seek $100 billion of tariffs on additional Chinese products, which comes after China announced intention of a 25 percent soybean tariff. Data from the Department of Agriculture Friday shows other nations …


NAFTA Talks Progressing

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Trade officials from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are hopeful to reach a consensus on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by early May. A trade negotiator from Mexico says “there’s a very high probability of reaching an agreement in principle,” within the next month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Trade leaders from each nation met in Washington, …


Agri View: Cattle Trade

Dan Agri View, Cattle, Trade

Everett Griner talks about why dropping out of TPP is not good for cattle trade in today’s Agri View. Cattle Trade I don’t know if it is to late for us to get involved in the TPP International Trade Pact or not. But presently, our President has withdrawn us completely. Let’s see, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, and Hong Kong …


Trump Acknowledges Ag Pain Due to Tariff Talk

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

In a speech on Thursday, Politico says President Trump admitted publicly that his trade crackdown is causing U.S. farmers and ranchers to feel pain. He also says steps will be taken to address that reality. The president has directed Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue “to use his broad authority to implement a plan to protect our farmers and agricultural interests.” Perdue …

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Mexico Not Ruling Out Quick NAFTA Result

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Mexican Foreign Minister says he’s not ruling out a quick ending to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks. Reuters says the top Mexican diplomat says progress is being made on several issue-specific tables of the negotiations. The U.S., Canada, and Mexico’s top negotiators were meeting late in the week to continue discussions. The talks have moved slowly …

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The U.S. Calls For Additional $100 Billion In New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

A Bloomberg Report says President Donald Trump ordered administration officials to consider imposing an additional $100 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods. That announcement heightened concerns the two nations are heading toward a trade war. The move could unravel efforts by officials from both countries to take the rhetoric down a notch and come together to negotiate an agreement …


White House Trade Chief Says U.S./China to Hold Trade Talks

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

A Bloomberg report says that American and Chinese officials have both indicated a willingness to find a negotiated solution to their trade differences. Top government officials are expected to hold talks before American tariffs on Chinese imports will take effect. White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro tells CNBC that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead …