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Effects of Ag Tariffs Ripple Beyond Exports

  • November 5, 2018
Recent news articles demonstrate that tariffs on U.S. agricultural commodities are having an impact not only on the quantity of U.S. goods exported to China, but also the flow of some agricultural products within the U.S., and 2019 acreage allocation decisions…
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New NAFTA: USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement)

  • October 1, 2018
Wall Street Journal writers Jacob M. Schlesinger, Kim Mackrael and Vivian Salama reported Monday that, "The U.S. and Canada reached a dramatic, last-minute deal late Sunday night on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement, lifting a cloud of uncertainty over…
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USDA’s Trade Aid Package

  • September 30, 2018
Recent news articles have discussed USDA's trade aid package, as well as the potential impacts of ongoing trade tariffs on U.S. farm goods.  Today's update provides an overview of several of these articles.
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Tariff Impacts on Soybean Trade

  • September 24, 2018
Business news articles continue to highlight how Chinese soybean tariffs are impacting the international sale and purchase of soybeans.  Today's update looks briefly at a few of these recent news items.
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Farmers Await Details on USDA Trade Assistance

  • August 15, 2018
U.S. farmers are anxious for details on the trade assistance package the administration announced in July.  Press reports indicate that program guidelines could be issued by August 24th.  Meanwhile, business news articles and USDA data continue to shed light on…
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U.S., China Trade Spat Persists

  • August 5, 2018
Keith Bradsher and Cao Li reported in Saturday's New York Times that, "China threatened on Friday to tax an additional $60 billion a year worth of imports from the United States if the Trump administration imposes its own new levies…
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Agricultural Trade: Soybean Issues

  • July 29, 2018
Agricultural trade issues continue to garner a substantial amount of media attention.  The Commerce Department noted on Friday that surging U.S. soybean exports, spurred by the anticipation of Chinese tariffs, contributed to strong second quarter GDP growth.  Meanwhile, President Trump…
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