International News/Trade

USDA Announces Support Program for Farmers

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue says the agency will take several steps to assist farmers who’ve been hurt financially by trade disputes. President Trump directed Perdue and the USDA to craft a relief strategy to...

USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President...

Kentucky Hosting U.S.-China Governors Collaboration Summit

Governors from across the U.S. and leaders from China are converging in Lexington, Kentucky, this week, as part of the fifth annual U.S.-China Governors Collaboration Summit. The event, immediately following ONE19: The Alltech Ideas...

Optimism Renewed on Capitol Hill Around USMCA

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had kind words for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after they met this week to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. Lighthizer attended a closed-door lunch with Republican Senators...

China Holding Up Shipments of Soybeans, Canola, From Canada

Chinese purchases of Canadian soybeans have “slowed to a trickle,” according to the Financial Post. Those purchases have dropped 95 percent in the first few months of 2019 because of “tensions between Ottawa and...

China Says There is No Rush to Restart Trade Talks

Beijing says it’s in “no rush” to get talks going again between the U.S. and China. That’s from the South China Morning Post. The Chinese newspaper says the country is prepared to not meet...

Perdue Says No “Long-Term Fallout” From Dispute with China

The U.S. trade talks with China seem to be a long way from wrapping up. However, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is trying to assure producers that when an agreement is finally reached, it will...

After Tariffs are Removed, What’s Next For USMCA?

The tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum imports are history, removing a key barrier to ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. However, Democrats are still not close to giving full support to the...

Mexico/Canada Removing Retaliatory Duties on Red Meat

The Mexican government published an official notice that Mexico has removed its retaliatory duties on U.S. pork. Canada’s Department of Finance announced that Canada will immediately eliminate the 10 percent tariff that Canada imposed...

Ag Groups Pleased With Tariff Removal

U.S. Ag groups representing different sectors of the industry were pleased that the Trump Administration reached a deal to remove the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico and Canada last...

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