DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a trade mission Monday to persuade Iowa farmers struggling to survive low commodity prices and tariffs that have hurt sales to stand firm with President Donald Trump and his efforts to negotiate better trade deals.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota ranchers say the partial government shutdown is stalling some cattle sales because checks from buyers require authorization from the Farm Service Agency.
BEIJING — Three days of U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a costly tariff battle wrapped up Wednesday in an optimistic atmosphere after President Donald Trump said they were “going very well!”
WASHINGTON — The end of 2018 seemed to signal good things to come for America’s farmers. Fresh off the passage of the farm bill, which reauthorized agriculture, conservation and safety net programs, the USDA last week announced a second round of direct payments to growers hardest hit by Pres…
BISMARCK, N.D. — The resumption of soybean sales to China last week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade dispute with the world’s second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin agriculture organizations are applauding President Donald Trump’s signing of a revised North American trade pact with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, but agricultural industry members said they don’t expect it to have an impact on prices.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade war with China as a significant breakthrough despite scant details, a hazy timetable and widespread skepticism that Beijing will yield to U.S. demands anytime soon.
DENVER (AP) — While the U.S. beef industry is well positioned to capitalize on a growing global middle class and an improving economy, trade uncertainty could hamper the U.S.’s ability to capture market share in the coming years, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division.
POCATELLO — The U.S. dairy industry is one of the big winners in the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Farmers worry about falling crop prices and lost sales overseas. Manufacturers fear rising costs and new foreign taxes on their exports. American allies overseas are furious.
EMMETT — It has taken a little bit of time for the effects of an international trading move by the federal government to reach Gem County.
BOISE — Three executives from major flour milling companies in South Korea traveled to Idaho July 23 to 25 as part of a trade delegation sponsored by U.S. Wheat Associates, the Idaho Wheat Commission, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee and the Oregon Wheat Commission to learn more about …
NAMPA — SunRidge Dairy in Nampa says it’s losing more than $4,000 a day.