Trade Conflict with China Heats Up

August 15, 2019

Trade disputes between the United States and China escalated sharply, roiling financial markets and raising questions about whether the decade-long U.S. economic expansion could survive the rounds of retaliation and counter-retaliation. President Trump surprised most …

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USDA Awards Trade Funding

July 25, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced $100 million in foreign market development funding through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program. The program is part of USDA’s efforts to offset the damage suffered by the farm sector …

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DOL Proposes Changes to the H-2A Program

July 25, 2019

On Monday, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule to modernize the H-2A program. The changes are responsive to stakeholder concerns and expected to enhance employer access to a legal source of agricultural …

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House Approves Agriculture Appropriations Bill

June 27, 2019

On Tuesday, the House approved, 227-194, the second appropriations package, H.R. 3055. The five-bill minibus provides $383.3 billion in spending authority for the Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Transportation-HUD FY 2020 appropriations bills. …

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Trump Threatens New Tariffs on Mexico

June 6, 2019

Saying Mexico must do more to stem the flow of Central American migrants across the U.S. border, President Trump announced he would use emergency powers to impose a five percent tariff on all imports from …

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