International News/Trade

Perdue: Tariffs not the Ultimate Answer

“Tariffs are not the ultimate answer,” says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Speaking to the Washington International Trade Association, Perdue told the group tariffs are rather “a tool to get people’s attention” so both teams...

Canadian Dairy Group Expresses Need to be Vigilant Regarding Trade

Dairy Farmers of Canada highlighted challenges the group is facing during its annual meeting this week. Dairy farmers from across Canada gathered in Quebec as the annual meeting focused on international trade with the...

U.S.-China Dispute Harming Canadian Soybean Growers

Soybean farmers in Canada are feeling the impact of the U.S.-China trade war as soybean prices decline. CNBC reports that while Canadian soybean farmers could see an increased market share from importing nations, experts...

Ag Shippers Say Trade War Costly

Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says trade disruptions are threatening to undermine an otherwise robust economy. The rail company, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, told the Omaha World-Herald that the current trade disruption: “Affects the...

McKinney to Lead Trade Mission to Southeast Asia

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Southeast Asia July 16-19. He’ll be joined by U.S. business and state government leaders who are seeking...

Chinese Trade Surplus with U.S. Hits High Amid Tariff Concerns

The Chinese trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record number in June as its exports grew at a solid pace, something that could possibly make a trade dispute with Washington, D.C., that much...

U.S. to Further Implement Trade Tariffs

The U.S. plans to implement more tariffs on China as part of an ongoing trade war between the two countries. In a statement released this week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says he was...
EU

EU Trade Chief: Targeting U.S. Ag in Tariffs Best Hope for Trade Change

In retaliating against trade tariffs, the European Union is doubling down on American Whiskey. EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström shut down a request to remove U.S. whiskey from the tariff list as fear the...

Trump: No Hurry to Settle NAFTA

President Donald Trump told Fox News he’s not going to rush into a new North American Free Trade Agreement. He thinks the U.S. can get a better deal by waiting until after the dust...

China Quickly Retaliating Against U.S.

Following implementation day of President Trump’s tariffs on China, the nation responded quickly to retaliate with previously threatened penalties on U.S. pork, beef, soybeans and automobiles. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports China says Trump...

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