Tag: trade

IFB Market Study Tour Examines European Trade Opportunities, Issues

At the beginning of March, I had the opportunity to travel with 11 other Illinois Farm Bureau members and staff to France, Brussels and the United Kingdom for a ten-day Market … Read More

CHINA RHETORIC HEATS UP

A major rupture in U.S.-China relations may be a matter of when and not if. Trump seems to be distancing himself from the phase one trade deal, and advisers and … Read More

JAPAN TRADE DEAL COMING SOON, GRASSLEY SAYS

Negotiations between the U.S. and Japan are taking place under the radar and should produce an agreement over the next two months, Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley said Tuesday. Grassley … Read More

PENCE: USMCA COULD BE ‘TEMPLATE’ FOR FUTURE TRADE DEALS

Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that the trade agreement the Trump administration has forged with Mexico and Canada could be the “template for all our future trade deals” with … Read More

JAPAN TRADE AGREEMENT IS DAIRY INDUSTRY PRIORITY

In an effort organized by the National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council, 70 dairy companies, farmer-owned cooperatives and associations sent a letter Monday to the U.S. … Read More

US-CHINA TALKS RESUME OVER PHONE

Top U.S. and Chinese trade officials met over the phone Tuesday to negotiate, said President Donald Trump, who stressed the talks were “productive” and offered optimism that a conclusion could … Read More

TRUMP PROMISES MORE AID FOR FARMERS IN 2020 ‘IF NECESSARY’

President Trump promised farmers that China’s increasing aggression against U.S. agriculture in the trade war “will not be able to hurt them” – and vowed that “if necessary” he will … Read More

PERDUE: US FARMERS WILL REGAIN MARKETS LOST IN TRADE WAR

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue told nervous Midwestern farmers on Wednesday that he’s confident that they’ll eventually regain the markets they’ve lost in the Trump administration’s trade war with China. … Read More

US RESTAURANT CHAINS LOOK TO CHINA FOR SALES GROWTH

Amid the ongoing trade war, large restaurant chains in the U.S. are ramping up development in China. Fast-food chains tend to benefit from economic downturns because consumers look for cheaper … Read More

WHITE HOUSE EXPLORES NEW FARMER BAILOUT PLAN

Farmers, lawmakers business execs and global investors alike looked to President Trump for clues on how long the trade showdown with China could last. Trump suggested Monday that the standoff … Read More