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Agri View: Trade Problems with China

Dan Agri View, Exports/Imports, Trade

Everett Griner talks about the trade problems with China, and the farmers concerns about metal imports, in today’s Agri View. Everett explains some of the different reasons for concern for farmers. The recent increase of tariffs on steel and aluminum has a lot of farmers shook up. Trade Problems with China There is more than one reason for their concern. …

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Groups Respond to Proposed Chinese Tariff Announcement

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

From American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) The following statement on the Chinese tariff announcement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farmers and ranchers are, by necessity, patient and optimistic. We know markets ebb and flow. But China’s threatened retaliation against last night’s U.S. tariff proposal is testing both the patience and optimism of families who …


Ag Trade Group: China Tariffs a Tax on Farmers

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

A U.S. agricultural trade group says the tariffs announced by China are a tax on U.S. agriculture. Farmers for Free Trade, a coalition formed to promote agricultural trade, says the tax stems from protectionist trade policies by the Trump administration. Max Baucus, the organization’s Co-Chair, says the new tariffs “are a drag” on farmers struggling to make ends meet with …

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Chinese Ambassador on Possible Soybean Trade Sanctions

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

As the world’s two largest economies appear to be moving closer to a possible trade war, U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad is warning China about the consequences of trade sanctions on U.S. soybeans. Branstad told Bloomberg Television that any attempts to cut down on U.S. soybean imports would hurt Chinese consumers more than it would American farmers. The crop provides a …


KORUS Agreement a Relief to Agriculture

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture was ‘left out’ of the U.S.-Korea (KORUS) Free Trade Agreement renegotiation effort, a relief to the sector. For many in agriculture, there was more to lose than gain in the renegotiation effort. The U.S. is the largest supplier of beef to Korea and the second largest pork supplier. Data from the U.S. Meat Export Federation shows red meat exports …


Farmers for Free Trade: Tariffs Make American Farmers a Target

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Brian Kuehl, Executive Director of Farmers for Free Trade, says the Section 301 tariff announcement against China is bad news for American agriculture. The group says these tariffs will put a target on the backs of American farmers. Kuehl says, “In fact, in testimony this week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says that ‘farmers get the short end of the …

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South Korea Adopts New Poultry Import Policy

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

The South Korean Ministry of Agriculture has adopted a new regionalization policy that is good news for the U.S. poultry and egg industry. The new policy prevents a countrywide ban on U.S. exports to Korea in the event of a future finding of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. Should a case be found in the future, only exports from each affected …

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Importance of Keeping Pace on Ag Export Promotion Funding

Dan Exports/Imports

The latest analysis of agricultural export promotion investment shows that U.S. public funding for its two largest export promotion programs is about $235 million per year. But due to inflation and other factors, the real value of this investment has declined 12 percent since 2011. During this same period, major competitors increased their investment in promotion of agricultural exports by …