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Trump: USMCA Action up to Pelosi

President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is on the desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump says Pelosi, “doesn’t have to talk to anybody,” adding she ... Read More

U.S. Grains Council Applauds Japan Agreement Approval

A statement from Ryan LeGrand, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC):   "The U.S. Grains Council is pleased to hear the United States and Japan have made their trade agreement official, after the Japanese ... Read More

Trump’s US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year. The deal cutting tariffs between the countries takes effect at the begi... Read More

Trump: No Deadline for Final China Trade Deal

In a flurry of meeting with reporters Tuesday in London, President Donald Trump says he has no deadline for finalizing a complete trade deal with China. China and the U.S. are still working to reach a phase one agreement, with an unofficial deadli... Read More

USDA Announces Details of the 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum Program

WASHINGTON– USDA announces details of the 96thAgricultural Outlook Forum program (PDF, 94 KB), which takes place February 20-21, 2020 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.   The 2020 Forum is themed The Innovatio... Read More

Trump Imposing Tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

President Donald Trump Monday announced new tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing harm to U.S. farmers. Trump says the tariffs on steel from Brazil and Argentina are in response to the “devaluation of their currencies.” Speaking to reporters... Read More

USMCA Deal Could Emerge This Week

A final agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is within days, according to some in Washington. A Mexican trade official last week told reporters Mexico was expected to approve changes to the agreement this week, which could then set up a vote... Read More

Trump says China deal could wait until after election

President Donald Trump appears to be downplaying the chances for a deal to end the U.S.-China trade war before the end of the year. Speaking in London, where he is attending a NATO summit, Trump says the only limiting factor to reaching an agreeme... Read More

Ross: Ball in China’s Court on Trade

Trade negotiations with China continue as the U.S. and China seek to wrap up a phase one agreement, promised two weeks ago. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Fox Business News, "the ball is in China's court," in an interview Monday. He says th... Read More

USMCA, U.S.-China Deal Pushing Forward

Both the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and a phase one agreement of a deal between the U.S. and China appear to be slowly edging forward. The Hagstrom Report quotes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as saying, “We are within range of a substantially imp... Read More

Farm Income Rising in Part Because of Aid

In spite of a challenging 2019, farm earnings are expected to rise this year by 10 percent. However, nearly one-third of producers’ net farm income is a result of crop insurance and direct government payments, which does include USDA trade aid. ... Read More