Vilsack Talks Smack on China

Vilsack Talks Smack on China

U.S. ag exports are reaching new highs and simultaneously getting the side-eye as Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack contemplates the contentious relationship with China. In totality, ag exports are projected to be up 21% to $164B in 2021, soaring above the USDA’s initial...
The Trade Truce

The Trade Truce

A trade squabble between the U.S. and the EU years in the making is finally coming to a close — and U.S. agriculture is stoked. Refresher: The quarrel began nearly 17 years ago over a disagreement regarding subsidies given to aircraft manufacturers Boeing (U.S.) and...
China Is Slackin’

China Is Slackin’

While U.S. farm exports are anticipated to break the glass ceiling this year, China isn’t holding up its end of the bargain. This year the U.S. will see farm exports hit $164 billion, shattering the previous record of $152.3 billion set in 2014. Why the boom? A global...
U.S. Ag Watching TPP Trade Going Down…

U.S. Ag Watching TPP Trade Going Down…

While eleven countries are swapping goodies via the Comprehensive and Progress Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), several U.S. ag groups are longingly looking across the pond and saying, “take us back.” Refresher: Yep, it’s that TPP. When the U.S....
Not So Neighborly…

Not So Neighborly…

The North American block party might be a bit awkward this summer as trade pact tiffs continue between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Eight months after the activation of the USMCA [the new North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA], the U.S. is raising concerns on...