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Agri View: Imported Organics

Dan Agri View, Organic

Everett Griner talks about how unreliable imported organics really are in today’s Agri View. Imported Organics Organic farming has become a well known phrase in today’s world. From it’s start a little more than a decade ago, it has grown continuously with more producers and more consumers. Now, we are learning that there are products being sold, as organic, that …

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Ag Groups Concerned About Trade Retaliation

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers were both very disappointed in the Trump Administration’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. A statement says they have repeatedly warned of the risks of retaliation and the precedent set by such a policy would have potentially serious consequences for agriculture. The groups say it’s disappointing that …

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Trump Will Impose New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

After hosting what the White House initially called a “listening” session, President Donald Trump took American investors by surprise Thursday. Trump announced to the group attending the meeting that he will be imposing the long-rumored steel and aluminum tariffs next week. A Zero Hedge Dot Com article says the president will impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and …

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Brazil Says U.S. Ban on Brazilian Beef May End in October

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

Brazil’s agriculture ministry says that the ban on fresh Brazilian beef exports to the United States may be lifted in October. The ban was first implemented in June. A Reuters article says it would end after the U.S. finishes evaluating the responses on documents sent in response to questions raised earlier this year during a U.S. veterinary mission to Brazil. …

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Ports Contract Eases Trade Concerns

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

A contract agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association has eased trade concerns. The two ratified a three-year extension to the labor contract for workers at 29 ports on the West Coast. Politico reports that the announcement Friday comes as a sigh of relief for U.S. importers and exports. In 2014 and 2015, shippers …

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No Timeline to Restore Brazilian Beef Imports

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met his counterpart from Brazil on Monday to discuss the U.S. ban on fresh beef imports from Brazil. Perdue said the U.S. needs to see more progress from Brazil on beef inspections before the ban would be lifted. A Cattle Network Dot Com article says the ban went into effect on June 22nd as the …


NBB Considers Legal Action over Biodiesel Dumping

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The National Biodiesel Board says it will consider all possible legal actions as it looks into what it calls a flood of biodiesel entering the country from Argentina. The N.B.B. says new data is out showing subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina are still continuing to surge, pushing even higher in recent weeks. A June report from a business intelligence company …

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Groups React to Brazil Beef Announcement

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

Ag groups are weighing in on Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement that the U.S. has suspended all fresh beef imports from Brazil due to safety concerns. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden supports the move to suspend Brazilian imports because it’s a result of USDA’s science-based testing protocol of imported beef. “This proves our food safety system works …


APHIS to Allow Importation of Fresh Pitahaya Fruit from Ecuador

Dan Exports/Imports, Fruits, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the fruits and vegetable regulations to allow the importation of fresh pitahaya fruit into the continental United States from Ecuador.  APHIS scientists have determined that fresh pitahaya fruit from Ecuador can be safely imported to the United States while continuing to provide protection against the …