President Donald Trump and South Korea President Moon Jae-in today signed off on the renegotiated United States–Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), putting an end to concerns from the U.S. farm sector about possibly losing the six-year old pact that has spurred American agricultural exports.
International regulations that add sustainability and sourcing barriers to imported timber and biomass products are under the watchful eye of American exporters concerned about the possibility of expanding non-tariff barriers in critical export markets.
The Trump administration today announced it is levying new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, escalating a trade war between the two countries that has hit the U.S. agriculture sector especially hard thanks to Chinese retaliation.
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue was adamant in his comments to reporters today that the myriad ag issues that separate the U.S. and European Union be negotiated in upcoming trade talks, but EU officials again said that wouldn’t happen.
USDA officials are scrambling to put together a presentation on an assistance program to help mitigate the tens of billions of dollars in damage that’s expected to be done to farmers and ranchers as a result of the Trump administration’s multifront trade war with China, Mexico, Canada, the European Union and elsewhere.
President Donald Trump today announced the U.S. will hit China with $50 billion worth of tariffs on more than 1,000 Chinese productds, taking the U.S. closer to a trade war with the Asian nation, which has threatened to hit back with tariffs on U.S. soybeans, wheat, corn and other commodities.
Many of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters live in rural America, where it’s not unusual to see Trump flags flying high, along with caps and bumper stickers boasting his signature “Make America Great Again” campaign theme. But his actions on trade, are making farmers and ranchers increasingly nervous.