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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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USDA Assists Farmers Harmed by Tariffs

  • July 24, 2018
A news release from USDA on Tuesday stated that, "U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the [USDA] will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue…
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