producers

U.S. Producers Worried about Retaliatory Tariffs from China

Dan Exports/Imports

China is threatening to impose stiff retaliatory tariffs on U.S. pork and soybeans, and that has U.S. producers worried. China’s wasted no time in coming up with a list of U.S. targets for retaliation for billions in U.S. tariffs on Chinese metals and IP-related goods. Politically-sensitive U.S. pork and soybeans, as feared, are on China’s retaliation list. U.S. Producers Worried …

trade

Trade Tiff with China Serves as Negotiating Primer

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

A leading U.S. agricultural economist suggests that the trade issues with China serve as a vehicle for negotiations. Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says China may be simply signaling the U.S. that the nation wants to negotiate, just as the U.S. has seemed to signal to China in crafting the tariffs. That seems to be the case, too, according …

trade war

EU, U.S., to Talk Tariff Exemption

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The European Union and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross are meeting in Washington, D.C. this week to consider a potential tariff exemption. The EU is exploring an exemption from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, according to Politico. The EU is seeking “more clarity” on the criteria on which such an exemption could be granted. U.S. Trade Representative Robert …

ice

Ice Blockage In Major Waterways Slowing Grain Shipments

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

The brutally cold arctic air that’s covered the U.S. at different times this winter has caused an unusually high buildup of ice in some of the nation’s waterways. Portions of the Mississippi, Illinois, and Ohio Rivers that are open year-round have become smaller, or closed entirely, due to ice buildup. Mike Steenhoek of the Soy Transportation Coalition says it’s impacting …

pilot

Pilot Program Gives Canada Beef and Pork Exports Expanded Access to China

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork

A pilot program is allowing exporters of Canadian beef and pork expanded access to China. The bilateral pilot project announced Monday will expand access to China for Canadian chilled beef and pork, and commit China and Canada to “fully implementing” an agreement reached last year to expand market access for Canadian frozen bone-in beef, according to AgCanada. Canadian beef exports …

farmers

Farmers Need Trade to Move Record Corn Crop

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

It’s no secret that American farmers produced another record corn crop, which means overseas market access will be a big key to limiting losses due to depressed corn prices. The Illinois Corn Growers Association says this is what farmers pencil out on paper to demonstrate why market access is so important to corn farmer profitability. “It looks like our ‘what …

john deere

John Deere to Supply Tractors in Cuba

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

In an agreement signed last week, John Deere is expected to be the first direct sale of U.S. machinery to Cuba in more than half a century. An agreement signed at the Havana Fair last week between John Deere executives and Cuba calls for the shipment of “several hundred tractors and associated implements” over a four-year period. Farm Equipment Magazine …

mexico

Ag Exports Key to Trump NAFTA Deficit Strategy

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts says agricultural exports are key to achieving President Donald Trump’s plan for reducing the trade deficit with NAFTA members. The White House says more ag exports into Canada and Mexico through the North American Free Trade Agreement will help reduce the trade deficit, and Senator Roberts agrees. Roberts spoke with U.S. Trade Representative Robert …

beef exports

Beef Exports Remain Strong, Pork Slightly Lower

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

A monthly measure of meat exports shows U.S. beef posted another outstanding performance in August, remaining well above last year’s pace, and August pork exports increased from the previous month but were down slightly year-over-year. The U.S. Meat Export Federation reports that August beef exports totaled 112,000 metric tons, up five percent from a year ago and the largest of …

pork

Exports are Critically Important to the Pork Industry

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

Exports are critically important to the swine industry. With large hog supplies, National Pork Board CEO Bill Even believes the significance of foreign demand will only grow.     U.S. pork is known for its quality. Even as part of a National Pork Board trade mission to Japan and China. These markets are very different. The Japanese market is a …