The current state of the global food and agricultural trade economy.
Since Phase One of the U.S.-China trade agreement was passed at the start of 2020, quite a bit has happened in the world. The accelerated progression of current events this year makes it challenging to stay on top of the latest news for U.S. agriculture—but particularly challenging to stay informed on the varying agricultural trade agreements and the progress that has been made for U.S. ag exports.
The COVID-19 pandemic is slowing global agricultural trade while also driving interest rates down.
In these uncertain times, navigating the challenges that have a lasting impact on your operation can be difficult. While much of the world is slowing down and responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus), farmers and ranchers continue to work, ensuring our nation’s food security.
Discover the latest updates in the U.S.-Chinese trade dispute
And learn how to best plan for the uncertain future of the American farm economy.
Farmers across America are hard at work in their fields, but as the trade battle between the U.S. and China continues, it’s uncertain whether or not the Chinese will be purchasing our goods come harvest time.Read More
Find out why many Florida growers are calling for NAFTA renegotiations
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton and went into effect on January 1, 1994, was supposed to boost the U.S. economy and benefit citizens. In reality, it seems the agreement has had a negative impact on many of Florida’s farmers, including those who grow tomatoes.Read More
Learn more about how tariffs could impact the nation’s farm economy
In March 2018, President Donald Trump announced the imposition of tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum – 25 percent on all steel imports, and 10 percent on aluminum with exemptions for Canada and Mexico – which is eliciting questions and concerns across the world, particularly in the U.S. agriculture community.Read More