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Pork Producers Encouraged by Trade Announcement

Representatives of the U.S. pork industry say “we’ve got the momentum on trade headed in the right direction.” National Pork Producers Council President Jim Heimerl stated “pork producers are ... Read More

U.S. Seeking Trade Agreements with Japan, EU, UK

The U.S. formally announced it will seek trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced this week that the U.S. will seek to negotiate three separate trade agreements with... Read More

US criticizes EU for moving too slowly in trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday criticized the European Union for moving too slowly in trade talks and warned that President Donald Trump's patience with the Europeans might soon run out. Amid rising trans-Atl... Read More

Continuing Momentum of Free Trade Agreements  Welcome News for Soybean Growers

Trade negotiations are officially on the horizon with the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom, continuing the momentum generated by a bilateral deal with South Korea (KORUS) and a renegotiated NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada, now the ... Read More

Trudeau Says USMCA Keeps China Trade Door Open

Canada’s Prime Minister says the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement allows Canada to move forward with trade talks with China. Despite a provision in the text of the agreement that allows the U.S. to opt-out of the deal if Canada or Mexico engages wi... Read More

Do We Really Need a Reminder to Vote?

Thomas Jefferson, one of the leading architects of our republic, is often quoted as Election Day nears. His words serve as a reminder that every American has a responsibility to participate in the election process and vote for legislators and a gover... Read More

Panel Calls for Congress to Pass Senate Version of the Farm Bill

A panel formed by Food Policy Action says Congress should pass the Senate version of the farm bill. The organization took aim at the House version of the farm bill that includes work requirements for food stamp recipients. During an event this wee... Read More

Survey Shows Rural Support for Republican Candidates, Trump and His Trade Policies

Rural America is widely credited with giving now-President Donald Trump his margin of victory over Hillary Clinton two years ago. By the results of our newest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Zogby Analytics poll, rural America does not regret the decision... Read More

South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

Which came first, the chicken or the trade war? Well before President Donald Trump began slapping tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods, there was a deal with South Africa that gave U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - Oct. 16, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information. Brazil Soybean Supplies Running Low Dropped Tariffs Could Mean Less USDA Trade Aid Relief Trump, XI Likely to Meet at Upcoming G-20 More video from the Rural Radio Network... Read More

International Trade Commission to Review USMCA

The U.S. International Trade Commission will review the U.S.,-Mexico-Canada Agreement next month. The Commission is scheduled to meet November 15th for an economic review of the trade agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agree... Read More