Prospects for U.S. farm exports can change suddenly and dramatically. Breaking into foreign markets takes decades of persistent hard work and hefty investments in building infrastructure, relationships and, ultimately, sales.
President Donald Trump today signed off on a plan to punish China for years of stealing intellectual property by imposing about $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods. The move came despite a growing chorus of warnings from Capitol Hill and farm groups that China will retaliate by taxing or blocking U.S. agricultural goods.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - The U.S. farming sector is quickly losing confidence that the Trump administration is looking out for farmers' interests as it negotiates a new North American Free Trade Agreement.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 – For all the talk of Mexico ditching U.S. corn, soybeans and rice, there hasn’t yet been a major shift despite the faltering efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer isn’t ready to throw in the towel on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, but he expressed sharp disappointment Tuesday with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts for not accepting some U.S. proposals.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2017 - Negotiators wrapped up a first round of talks on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement that included discussions about sanitary and phytosanitary rules important to agricultural trade.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2017 - The top U.S. trade negotiator opened the historic renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement by bluntly warning that the pact has “fundamentally failed many, many Americans” despite its benefits to farmers and border communities and needs “major improvement.”
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 – Members of President Trump’s Cabinet and senior officials from the White House and throughout the federal government today pledged to forge agreement on ways to boost the farm economy and address economic and social challenges across rural America.