Government, Business

Farms Face Long-Term Losses From Trump Trade War, Group Warns

Farms Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. farmers and agribusinesses face a rising threat of long-term losses in export sales as President Donald Trump’s trade war with China continues, Boston Consulting Group warned in a report.

Mike Dorning | Bloomberg News
October 9, 2019
Government, Business

China Gives New Waivers for Tariff-Free US Soybean Purchases

China Soybean Purchases Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The Chinese government has given new waivers to several domestic state and private companies to buy U.S. soybeans without being subject to retaliatory tariffs, according to people familiar with the situation.

September 24, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Praises Deal to Increase US Beef Exports to Europe

Beef Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump on Aug. 2 praised a previously announced deal that will open up the European Union to more U.S. beef after the bloc carved out quotas previously granted to other nations.

August 2, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Officials Monitor Damage as Floods Continue to Devastate Transportation Systems and Farms

Iowa farmland flood Grain bins stand in floodwaters from the Missouri River, in Hamburg, Iowa, on May 10. The National Weather Service reported that the river’s floodwaters had risen to 31.8 feet in Omaha, Neb., on June 4. (Associated Press/Nati Harnik)

Federal officials continue to monitor central states that have been rocked by severe storms, which have damaged infrastructure and saturated swaths of farmland.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Grain Farmers Besieged by Trade Threats, Unrelenting Rain

Flooding Flooding is taking place across the midwest and southern regions of the U.S. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining.

June 3, 2019

Trump Says US Will Purchase Crops for Aid to Offset China Losses

Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said that the U.S. will boost its purchases of domestic farm products for humanitarian aid in an effort to offset lost demand from China as trade tensions flare between the nations.

Megan Durisin | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2019
Government, Business

Farmers Go Organic in Search of Millennial Dollars in Grain Glut

Farmers Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

While the number of farms overall in the United States from 2012 has shrunk, the number of organic growers has surged, according to the latest census from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

April 30, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

As Trade War Simmers, US Soybean Shipments Hit One-Year Low

Soybeans Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press

Shipments of American soybeans are at the lowest level since before the U.S.-China trade war in what could be a worrying sign for growers hoping for the Asian giant to accelerate purchases ahead of a trade deal.

April 15, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Budget Proposal Includes Cut in Crop Insurance Subsidies

Corn Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s “I LOVE YOU!” tweet to farmers is facing another challenge: Budget cuts that will slash subsidies for crop insurance and small growers.

March 12, 2019
Government, Business

Farm Legislation Clears Congress, Moves to Trump’s Desk

Corn harvesting John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. House on Dec. 12 passed a farm policy deal, clearing the five-year measure for President Donald Trump’s signature.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2018