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Trump Delays Tariff Hike Until December

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) —The Trump administration will delay part of a planned tariff increase on China until December. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office made the announcement Tuesday the administration would not implement the planned tariffs. Instead, the tariffs will be implemented December 15, 2019. USTR Robert Lighthizer says certain products are even being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, …

Peanut Market Update

Peanut Industry Learns About Trade

Dan Peanuts, Trade

During this week’s 2019 Pre-Harvest Meeting hosted by the American Peanut Shellers Association and the National Peanut Buying Points Association, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA, Greg Ibach, told attendees he supports the new re-alignment in USDA as AMS seeks to maintain foreign markets. And according to a story from Tyron Spearman, Ibach also said the new …


Peterson: Farmers Don’t Want to Get Their Revenue from the Government

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Its clear farmers are frustrated with the many forces beyond their control, following a listening session in Minnesota. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue didn’t receive a warm welcome during Minnesota’s Farmfest this week. Hosted by House Ag Committee Chair and Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson, Perdue got an earful from farmers questioning farm bill programs and trade. Peterson says one …


China’s Buying Halt of U.S. Ag May Not Be Total

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Many in agriculture are concerned after it was announced this week that China was stepping away from purchasing U.S. farm imports after President Trump increased tensions by his proposal to add 10% tariffs on another $300 billion in Chinese imports starting September 1. And while some say this stoppage may not be total, it’s still not good news for many farmers …


China Trade Standstill More Bad News for Farmers

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The following statement is fromAmerican Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “China’s announcement that it will not buy any agricultural products from the United States is a body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by. “In the last 18 months alone, farm and ranch families have dealt with plunging commodity prices, awful weather …

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More Trade Negotiations Not Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — President Trump’s planned new tariff on all remaining Chinese exports to the U.S. is not going over well with American agriculture, despite the patience of many in farming with the tariff war, so far. A new 10 percent tariff on all remaining $300 billion in China’s exports to the U.S. will start September first because China gave no …


Secretary Perdue Statement on U.S. and E.U. Beef Agreement

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after an agreement was signed between the United States and the European Union regarding beef trade between the two nations: “Getting more US beef into the EU market is yet another example of President Trump expanding markets around the globe for our agriculture producers. EU consumers …

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NCBA Hails Increased Access to European Markets for U.S. Beef

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

WASHINGTON (NCBA) — Jennifer Houston, President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), joined President Trump and other NCBA officers at a White House signing ceremony for an agreement that will establish a duty-free quota for high-quality American beef in the European Union (EU). Houston released the following statement after the event: “This is a good day for America’s cattlemen …


Trump Plans Tariff Increase Against China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — President Donald Trump plans to begin enacting additional tariffs on China to pressure negotiators to reach a trade agreement. Talks between the U.S. and China are scheduled again in September, according to the White House. President Donald Trump took the trade war to Twitter again Thursday afternoon, announcing additional tariffs against China starting in September. Trump says the …