Unless the U.S. and Japan move quickly in promised trade talks, American wheat farmers stand to take significant hits in exports thanks to the swiftly approaching start of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Chinese importers have already stopped buying U.S. wheat, soybean purchases are expected to drop even further, and the U.S. ag sector is expecting the financial pain to increase exponentially as long as the Trump administration persists in a trade war with China.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - Scott Graves, the former Republican staff director of the House Agriculture Committee who recently joined the law and lobbying firm, Williams & Jensen, has been named executive director of the American Association of Crop Insurers.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 - When it comes to cheap wheat, U.S. exporters just can’t compete with the Russians. It’s why U.S. exports to Egypt – the world’s largest wheat-importing country – are dropping sharply.