Now that the USMCA has begun, what can we say about the North American Free Trade Agreement?
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement became effective July 1, but it brings no sweeping changes to North American produce companies who have operated with the NAFTA for more than two decades.
Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to prohibit imports of fresh citrus from China.
Chinese customs officials are demanding U.S. ag exporters sign a form guaranteeing their exports are free from COVID-19, trade and government reports say.
The market reaction and quick clarification following Navarro's comments confirm both the necessary trading relationship between the U.S. and China, and the market’s desire for Phase One to be completed.
The market was able to bounce back from losses after the reopening after USDA announced Tuesday morning private exporters sold 132,000 metric tons to China for new crop delivery.
More than three-fourths of rural bankers within 10 states are reporting an economic downturn in their areas. This is despite government payments aiding producers.