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U.S. Ag Exports to China: Soybeans and Corn

  • June 8, 2017
Mary A. Marchant indicated recently at Choices Online that, "International trade deficits have recently been reputed as 'bad' for the economy; however, agriculture has posted a trade surplus since 1959. For U.S. agriculture, trade represents 20% of farmers’ income on…
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U.S. Dairy Trade Issues- Trump Weighs In

  • April 20, 2017
Recall that a FarmPolicyNews update last week noted that a trade dispute with Canada over dairy policies related to ultra-filtered milk is adversely impacting some dairy farms in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New York, and some of these dairy farms could…
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Agricultural Trade and Trump

  • April 19, 2017
Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs and other trade restrictions are important considerations for U.S.…
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U.S., Canada Dairy Trade Issues

  • April 14, 2017
In a front page article last week at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Rick Barrett reported that, "Dairy farms in Wisconsin and other states could be forced out of business as early as May because of a trade dispute that has halted…
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Cuba Agricultural Trade Issues

  • January 10, 2017
Frank E. Lockwood reported on the front page of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on January 2nd that, "A congressman from northeast Arkansas will reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba, and says he's hopeful that barriers to agricultural sales…
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U.S. Contests China Ag Trade Policies at W.T.O.

  • December 21, 2016
Recall that back in September, Reuters writers David Lawder and Nathaniel Taplin reported that, “The United States on [September 13th] launched a challenge to China’s price supports for domestic wheat, corn and rice at the World Trade Organization, charging that…
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