Heitkamp: Trade War Strikes at Rural Economies

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp says if President Trump follows through with tariffs on China announced this week China’s retaliation would be “both strong in quantity and gravity.” The comments come as China indicated it would impose retaliatory trade barriers that are against U.S. goods if the administration follows through with the threat, causing soybean prices to plummet to a …


Trump Set to Launch Tariffs Against China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

President Donald Trump could impose tariffs on Chinese good Friday, or perhaps next week, according to Politico. Sources say the imminent move faces a Friday deadline for publishing a final list of goods that will be hit with the 25 percent tariff. However, the order for the products list deadline does not offer a timeline on when the tariffs will …


NFU, Canada Farmers Group, Make Joint Statement Supporting Trade

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson made a joint statement with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture supporting agricultural trade. The statement was prompted by President Trump’s lashing out against Canada over the weekend and early this week regarding dairy trade, and other issues included in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation effort. Johnson, along with CFA President Ron …


Mexico Calling for Flexibility in NAFTA Talks

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Mexico is calling for flexibility in the North American Free Trade Agreement talks. A trade official from Mexico said Monday that the only way the countries renegotiating NAFTA will find a solution is through “sufficient flexibility” to narrow differences. Further, the official says Mexican and Canadian negotiators will be “engaging strongly” in July to reach an agreement that is “feasible, …


Perdue Discusses Trade Issues with China

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

During the recent World Meat Congress held in Dallas, Texas, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said trade is critically important to U.S. farmers and ranchers. There have been some ups and downs with various countries, including China, when it comes to trade talks this year. Perdue Discusses Trade with China Back in April, Perdue said a potential trade dispute with China …


Under Secretary McKinney to Lead Japan Trade Mission

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Japan June 11-15, joined by numerous U.S. business and state government leaders seeking to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products. “Japan is already a top market for U.S. farm and food products, but there are many new …


China Says U.S. Tariffs Will Negate Current Trade Talks

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

China says any tariffs implemented on the nation by the United States will dampen the ongoing trade talks between the two. The Chinese government in a statement said: “All economic and trade outcomes of the talks will not take effect if the U.S. side imposes any trade sanctions including raising tariffs,” according to Politico. China stressed that the outcome of …