U.S. Wins Dispute Finding China’s Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments

Business / Policy / Press Releases

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for wheat, corn, and rice inconsistently with its WTO commitments.  Contrary to those commitments, China’s TRQ administration is not transparent, predictable, or fair, and it ultimately inhibits TRQs from filling, denying U.S. farmers access to China’s market for grain. This panel report is the ... read more

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2019 Predictions for Propane in Agriculture: Q&A with PERC Director of Ag Business Development Mike Newland (Sponsored)

Interview

What does the future of propane in agriculture look like, and what is new with propane-powered farm equipment in 2019? The Propane Education & Research Council’s new Director of Agriculture Business Development, Mike Newland, discusses this and much more in the following question and answer session. Read on for more information about new propane-powered equipment, the future of propane, and the many benefits clean, American-made propane offers farmers. Q: What can the agricultural community expect ... read more

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Picking a Vet

Livestock

Eric Klein has been around animals all his life. He grew up on his family’s hobby farm in New Jersey, and he would sometimes do work for other farmers nearby. After college, he worked on a cattle ranch out West, and today he and his wife operate Hidden Stream Farm in Elgin, Minnesota, where they practice sustainable farming and finish grass-fed beef, deep-bedded hogs, and pasture chickens. He’s proud to say that his methods of ... read more

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A Good Time to Go Nuts

Crops

As developing countries continue to grow their middle classes, markets for many specialty crops – including tree nuts – continue to grow along with them. The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) estimates that growers around the world will produce about 4.2 million metric tons of tree nuts during the 2017-2018 season, 11 percent more than the previous year and about 30 percent more than the past decade’s average annual production. The United States ... read more

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Picking a Vet

Livestock

Eric Klein has been around animals all his life. He grew up on his family’s hobby farm in New Jersey, and he would sometimes do work for other farmers nearby. ... read more

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