Tag: Tariffs

A $2.2 trillion bipartisan legislation was enacted Friday to lift the American economy from its slide due to the spread of COVID-19. The bill is set to add $14 billion to the Agriculture Department’s Commodity…

For the sake of consumers and producers everywhere, this international dispute should be settled without threats and tariffs.

On Wednesday, the United States and China signed off on the first phase of a trade agreement that plants some relationship certainty in the ground. Yes, this will be good for Midwest farmers. We’re describing…

Donald Trump’s “phase one” agreement with China, expected to be signed this week, is intended partly to slow China’s move into new technologies like electric cars by protecting the intellectual property of American corporations. Which…

One mystery of the Trump -era economy has been why U.S. manufacturing slumped sharply in late 2018 and 2019 after surging the year before. The Occam’s razor culprit is the onset of trade war, and…

Tariffs, tweets and trade. These three words until recently didn’t dominate conversations regularly. Now you’ll find them peppered into discussions all across rural America. In small-town cafes, co-ops and churches anywhere community members gather for…

Washington is one of America’s most trade-reliant states, so President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade negotiations have brought broad economic uncertainty. With agriculture the second-biggest sector of the state’s export market, it initially appeared the announcement…

PARIS (AP) — France is threatening a “strong European riposte” if the Trump administration follows through on a proposal to hit French cheese, Champagne, handbags and other products with tariffs – of up to 100%.…

Just over a week ago, Caterpillar laid off 120 workers at its plant in Victoria, Texas. That concerned us, not just because those are 120 Texans suddenly unemployed, but also because Caterpillar is one of…

Many Republicans have been blasting House Democrats for failing to vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The agreement was developed after President Donald Trump trashed NAFTA. He called the North American Free Trade Agreement, a…