It’s been a process years in the making, but USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is now proposing to give China, Vietnam and Thailand the green light to export catfish to the U.S., so long as the product comes from USDA-certified facilities.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has an alternate plan to end the U.S. trade war with China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership is key to its success, the cabinet member and former Georgia governor told Agri-Pulse in an interview.
The 2014 farm bill is set to expire in just over one week, raising concerns about disruptions in a number of programs, including one of the largest conservation programs as well as much smaller programs that help commodity groups open overseas markets.
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.
Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Agriculture Committee were united today in their demands that the Trump administration settle its trade battles around the world and start forging new free trade agreements.
Curious about how USDA came up with the payment rates for farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs resulting from the administration’s trade policies? The department today released the methodology it used to set those levels for the trade mitigation package it announced Sept. 4.
Big crops keep getting bigger, farmers say, and that looks to be the case this year. USDA today raised its harvest estimate for corn and soybeans, which were already forecast to be in record or near-record territory.
The U.S. pork industry is raising concerns about the possibility that African Swine Fever – a deadly animal disease that has never been found in North America – could spread to the U.S., costing hog producers and pork processors billions of dollars in lost export sales.
The European Union is now willing to restart negotiations on beef trade with the U.S., but it’s still unclear if the Europeans are willing to include any other agriculture issues in the ongoing talks aimed at avoiding an all-out trans-Atlantic trade war.