Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is set to sign a landmark, partial trade deal in Washington this week that could be crucial to reviving a farm economy that has been dependent on an infusion of government payments to offset the damage from the U.S.-China trade war.
Calling the ongoing trade war with China anything less than war completely understates the existential threat China poses to the United States. I believe China has viewed trade with the U.S. as a strategic war from the outset, with nothing short of global domination as their ultimate goal.
The budget impasse that has closed down most of USDA and other agencies important to agriculture for more than four weeks reaches a new stage this week as Senate Republicans force a vote on President Donald Trump’s latest proposal to congressional Democrats.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday he would recommend President Donald Trump sign the new farm bill that congressional negotiators agreed on even though it wouldn’t tighten work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.