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Quick Take: Recent USDA Trade Data

  • June 11, 2018
Over the past several days, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a handful of updates relating to U.S. agricultural trade.  The recent information includes updated projections for fiscal year 2018 agricultural exports, as well as the latest monthly trade…
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Trade Update: NAFTA, China

  • May 16, 2018
Anthony Harrup, Robbie Whelan and Paul Vieira reported on the front page of today's Wall Street Journal that, "President Donald Trump’s plans to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement this year looked unattainable Tuesday after negotiators appeared too far…
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U.S., China Trade Issues: Sorghum, Soybeans

  • April 29, 2018
In addition to the concern expressed last week by Senate Agriculture Committee members to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding executive branch trade actions, recent news items continue to highlight the implications of ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and China,…
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Federal Assistance for Farm Trade Impacts

  • April 11, 2018
On Monday, President Trump noted that ongoing trade turbulence with China could adversely impact U.S. agricultural producers already hampered by a sluggish U.S. farm economy.  The President has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for options to assist farmers negatively…
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Trade Worries Taint Farm Economy Outlook

  • April 1, 2018
A recent report from CoBank pointed out that trade worries are clouding the economic outlook for U.S. farmers and ranchers.  And, a recent report from Purdue University demonstrates that potential trade retaliation measures on U.S. soybeans by China could be costly.…
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