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Ag News: Farm Bill de ja vu
The new farm bill that is being worked on could have the same outcome for stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients and payment rules for farmers.
Ag News: China In To Win
China countering U.S. protectionism "to the end, and at any cost," over proposed tariffs. Years of work to achieve U.S.-grown rice access to the Chinese market.
NFU Talks Ag Slump and Mexican Grain Imports
Market prices are down steeply from the commodity boom that ended in 2013. Buying U.S. farm commodities, making countries like Brazil and Argentina much more attractive to Mexican importers if the NAFTA talks fail, which would see higher cost. Fraudulent labeling continues to be a problem with orga…
Lawmakers Worry About Sugar Prices; Renegotiate NAFTA Now
**A growing concern among U.S. lawmakers and food manufacturers that they’ll see the price of sugar go up if the sugar refining industry gets what it’s demanding from Mexico.
A group of 51 House members has signed onto a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross not to go through with some proposals l…
U.S. Mexico Sugar Dispute; Trump Paris Accord Promise
**The U.S. seems to have the upper hand in the sugar dispute with Mexico because, according to industry officials, its refiners would be happy to get their needed imports from elsewhere.
The U.S. is demanding Mexico agree to a new suspension agreement that limits the amount of Mexican sugar exports i…
Tariff on Mexican Imports and Natural Gas in Mexico
The Trump administration is considering a 20% tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall … and that has U.S. farm groups worrying about retaliation and possibly losing a major foreign market for rice, wheat, dairy, pork and many other Ag commodities...
Trade Concerns with China and Another Ag Secretary Name
Chief Ag negotiator for the office of US Trade, Representative Darci Vetter wants the playing field with China leveled for American farmers.
The Obama Administration has accused China of failing to meet its World Trade Organization market access commitments for rice, wheat, and corn and recently issu…