WASHINGTON, April 12, 2017 - International trade isn’t a topic commonly paired with the U.S. farm credit system, but it has increasingly become one of the top issues that bankers and banking representatives are bringing up with lawmakers and whoever else will listen.
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2017 - When President Donald Trump followed through on campaign promises with his Jan. 23 executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it was a sharp blow for the U.S. pork industry.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 15, 2017 - Robert Lighthizer promised Tuesday at a confirmation hearing to make the expansion of agriculture exports a priority if he’s confirmed as the next U.S. Trade Representative, but some lawmakers are still concerned about the Trump administration’s overall agenda.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 15, 2017 - A little-noticed provision in President Trump’s revised executive order barring residents of some predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States could make it harder for farmers and ranchers to get legal foreign workers on a timely basis.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 9, 2017 - The House Agriculture Committee continues a series of hearings on the next farm bill today, and there will be a spotlight on dozens of programs that won’t have funding unless Congress comes up with more money.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 1, 2017 - The chief agricultural trade negotiator for former President Barack Obama mixed in some hopeful projections while describing risks of trade disruption and possible economic losses brought on by the new U.S. administration’s aggressive tack on foreign trade.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – The recent uncertainty surrounding the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement under the Trump administration is spurring Kansas and Missouri officials to speak out in defense of the trade pact and highlight the ....
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - The U.S. Grains Council has always been one of the major voices for the country’s grain exports, but the last several weeks have brought some major changes to the requirements for that job.