A lot of the action going down now at the 11th World Trade Organization Ministerial in Argentina is likely happening on the sidelines as the U.S. and Brazil hash out new and old disputes over ethanol and wheat that continue to frustrate the American ag sector.
The World Trade Organization will convene this Sunday in Buenos Aires for its eleventh ministerial meeting and the U.S. will be taking a clear message on agriculture: The group that includes every major trading country needs to find a new path forward to improve global trade.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 – A spike in cotton prices has gotten the attention of growers and policymakers, but analysts say it’s likely temporary and may have little impact on producers’ pocketbooks or the cost of their farm bill proposal.
There has been a lot of discussion lately about borders and what to do with them. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a paper recently that provides one of the best suggestions I’ve heard yet--invest in making borders more efficient.
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2017 – The Trump administration today announced a trade agenda that that would make the U.S. less beholden to rulings by the World Trade Organization, stressing that U.S. sovereignty should be the primary concern when it mes to international disputes.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 - When it comes to the European Union, the U.S. beef industry feels it just can’t win – despite a ruling by the World Trade Organization 19 years ago against EU restrictions on American beef.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - Cotton growers are redoubling their efforts to get new federal assistance approved by Congress or the Trump administration before lawmakers start writing the next farm bill.