Monday, February 24, 2020

Alexa

Phase One Trade Deal Does Include Deadlines for China

While much of the attention on the deal between the U.S. and China centers around concerns on China meeting its purchasing requirements under the agreement, there are some deadlines it has to meet. There...

Phase One Trade Deal Officially Takes Effect

Friday, February 14, was the first official day that the Phase One Trade Deal between China and the U.S. was in effect. Tariffs on both sides of the agreement officially began coming down. The...

India Offers Dairy, Chicken Access in Trade Negotiations with the U.S.

In a bid to land a limited trade pact with the U.S., Reuters says India has offered to partially open up its poultry and dairy markets. The offer comes as India readies for President...
EU

Past Mad Cow Scare Keeping EU Cautious During U.S. Negotiations

A Reuters report says the Mad Cow Disease outbreak in the 1990s will likely keep the European Union from easing its strict rules on food safety. That caution will likely continue even though U.S...

January Ag Equipment Sales Mixed

The first month of 2020 saw mixed results in the total number of U.S. tractor and self-propelled combine sales. Total farm tractor sales grew compared to January of last year while combines fell by...

Study Highlights Urban-Rural Divide Over the Environment

Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions issued a new study on the rural and urban divide over environmental issues. The study says rural voters have a deep distrust of the federal government,...

USDA Selects 30 Future Agricultural Leaders

The USDA announced its selection of 30 college students who will attend the USDA’s 2020 Ag Outlook Forum as participants in the USDA Future Leaders of Agriculture Program. These undergrad and graduate-level students will...

NASS Making Changes to its Crop Reporting

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be making changes to its county-level reporting. More specifically, there will no longer be county-level estimates for dry edible beans, flaxseed, hay (alfalfa and others), as well...

Beijing Asks World for Trade Calm Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The U.S. and several of the world’s major trading powers are dealing with uncertainty surrounding China. Politico says the spread of the coronavirus has killed hundreds of people and sickened tens of thousands in...

U.S./EU Bracing for Potentially Rough Trade Negotiations

Fresh off a phase one trade deal with China, U.S. President Donald Trump has his sights on a new deal with the European Union. The president wants to restructure the over $1 trillion U.S....

LATEST POSTS