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NCGA, ag groups send letter asking for consideration of fertilizer tariffs

Several agriculture groups have warned the Biden administration about the detrimental impact farmers may face if tariffs on some fertilizer imports are increased. Nancy Martinez with the National Corn Growers Association says tariffs have caused significant price volatility and supply chain challenges. “It’s very... Read More.

Israeli war, tariffs on Russia could impact fertilizer market

A fertilizer expert is concerned that already volatile fertilizer and energy markets could get worse because of war and trade policy. Josh Linville with Stone X tells Brownfield so far, the war in Israel hasn’t impacted its ability to continue as the world’s fourth-largest... Read More.

USDA study warns of U.S. beef triggering Japanese tariffs

A recent study from the USDA’s Economic Research Service shows U.S. beef exports to Japan could trigger tariffs beginning in 2028.  Brenda Boetel Agricultural economist Brenda Boetel with the University of Wisconsin River Falls tells Brownfield she expects exports to Japan to decline in the... Read More.

Mexico slaps 50 percent tariffs on white corn imports

Mexico has placed a 50 percent tariff imports of white corn. a move that could aggravate trade tensions with the United States.   In a call with reporters on Monday, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said the US will continue to follow the trade dispute... Read More.

India to remove retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. ag products

India has agreed to drop retaliatory tariffs on certain U.S. ag exports, providing additional market opportunities for American farmers. Dave Salmonsen, senior director of government affairs with the American Farm Bureau Federation, says the agreement is a win for producers. “It was an extra 20%... Read More.

Ernst calls for reduction in fertilizer tariffs

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa wants the Biden administration to reduce tariffs on phosphate imports from Morocco to address high fertilizer prices. “These inputs are really skyrocketing,” she said, “and they are causing some real heartache and hardship with our farmers.” Ernst has been... Read More.

USTR addresses fertilizer tariffs, GMO corn ban during Iowa visit

The U.S. Trade Representative addressed fertilizer tariffs and Mexico’s GMO corn ban during a market development roundtable at a farm in central Iowa Thursday. Ambassador Katherine Tai says she understands farmer concerns about the high price of fertilizer caused in part by tariffs on... Read More.

Ag groups ask Biden to lift fertilizer tariffs

The fight to lift tariffs on fertilizer products has been taken to the White House. Iowa Farm Bureau president Brent Johnson says he and other leaders with American Farm Bureau, the National Corn Growers Association, and American Soybean Association were recently in Washington to deliver... Read More.