Chinese trade practices

China Threatening Retaliation Against U.S. Over Trade Sanctions

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

China is threatening to retaliate against the U.S. over trade sanctions and a trade investigation, and that has U.S. agriculture on edge. China’s upset with U.S. sanctions against Chinese firms buying coal and other minerals from North Korea, and with a pending U.S. probe of China’s intellectual property practices. Beijing says the probe’s “poured cold water” on improving trade relations, …


Ag Committee Features University Leaders in Agricultural Research

Dan Industry News Release, Research

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to discuss investments in agricultural research as a continuation of the committee’s hearing series on preparing for the next farm bill. Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and members of the committee heard from various university representatives on the opportunities and challenges institutions face in ensuring the U.S. remains a world leader in agricultural …


New Spending Bill’s Impact on Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release

Congress put together a spending package on Sunday night that would keep the government running through the rest of fiscal year 2017. Politico’s Morning Agriculture Report says the bottom line for agriculture is Congress appropriated $153.4 billion in mandatory and discretionary spending levels at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. That number is almost $13 …

Productivity Growth and the Revival of Russian Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release

by Nicholas Rada, William Liefert, and Olga Liefert, USDA Economic Research Service What Is the Issue? Russia’s agricultural output fell during the country’s transition from a planned to a market economy in the early 1990s but has rebounded strongly since the late 1990s. The production increase contributed to Russia reducing its large imports of meat and other livestock products and …