The value of both U.S. agricultural imports and exports fell in the month of May as meat suppliers saw their production capacity tested by COVID-19, according to data from USDA's Economic Research Service and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
President Donald Trump’s suggestion Tuesday that he would be willing to terminate trade deals that permit cattle imports left some aghast at the apparent threat to trade with Canada and Mexico, but U.S. Cattlemen’s Association President Brooke Miller says he’s pleased.
President Donald Trump says the United States should look into ending trade deal provisions that allow for the imports of live cattle into the country, a remark that will surely catch the attention of North American trading partners.
There won’t likely be enough sugar in the U.S. market to comfortably supply all the bakers, candy makers and food manufacturers that need it at a reasonable price, so USDA will soon be announcing a plan to allow for more imports, the department announced Friday.
The Department of Agriculture drastically increases net farm income projections after releasing the complete list of tables for their upcoming Agricultural Projections Report, expected to be released mid-March.
U.S. sugar farmers want to keep restricting the inflow of foreign supplies just as much as sweetener users – think candy and food companies – want to increase imports and push down prices. As a result, friction between the two sides is heating up as Congress prepares to write the next five-year farm bill.
Following negotiations with Argentine leaders last week, the U.S. Commerce Department could issue a final determination– perhaps as early as today – regarding countervailing duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 - Total petroleum deliveries increased 2.4 percent in September from a year earlier and were the highest for the month in a decade, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API).