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KDA Hosts Beef Genetics Trade Missions

By the Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture welcomed two beef genetics trade teams in Kansas in June. The first team, from Argentina, embarked on a two-week tour of America’s heartland to explore... Read More.

Sen. Marshall alarmed by increasing ag trade deficit

A U.S. Senator from Kansas says agricultural trade is moving in the wrong direction for American farmers and ranchers. “Unfortunately, this White House has not made negotiating trade agreements a priority,” Republican Roger Marshall said. He tells Brownfield he’s concerned about the widening ag... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade index down Tuesday

The Global Dairy Trade index fell 0.5% during Tuesday’s trading session.  Prices were higher for butter, lactose, and skim milk powder, but lower for anhydrous milk fat, Cheddar cheese, and whole milk powder.  Buttermilk powder and Mozzarella cheese were not offered during Tuesday’s session.... Read More.

Hinson outlines ag trade deficit concerns

U.S. Congresswoman Ashley Hinson says she’s concerned about the widening ag trade deficit. “When you talk about $32 billion as a deficit, that’s the wrong way,” she said. “We should be in the plus, the positive, on the other side of that.” The Iowa... Read More.

Ohio Department of Agriculture reinstates their Trade and Export Program

The Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture says it is reinstating the Agricultural Trade and Export Program to strengthen relationships with agencies across the state. Brian Baldridge says the program helps expand Ohio’s international trade opportunities and benefits farmers. “As far as making sure... Read More.

The impact of elections on global trade

It’s a big year for elections around the globe and a trade expert with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says it could have significant implications on trade relationships with the U.S.  Kent Bacus tells Brownfield while Mexico’s recent election was historic, but “I don’t... Read More.

Gackle: don’t damage our trade relationship with China

The president of the American Soybean Association told House lawmakers to do no harm to the current trade relationship between the U.S. and China. Josh Gackle said it takes years to build good relationships and China is a top buyer of U.S. soybeans. “In the... Read More.

Ag trade official touts Biden administration’s trade approach

The chief ag negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative focused on the Biden administration’s approach to trade at the National Farmers Union Convention. Doug McKalip says “the strength from the top really puts us in a stronger position as we engage... Read More.

U.S. cattle producers see room for complimentary U.K. trade

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says there is potential for more complementary trade with the United Kingdom. Government Affairs Director Kent Bacus tells Brownfield consumer demand for certain cuts of beef is different on both sides of the Atlantic. “For example, they eat... Read More.

Light cash cattle trade reported Thursday

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures were on short covering ahead of this week’s widespread direct cattle business. April live was up $1.47 at $188.72 and June was $1.32 higher at $184.60. April feeders were $.42 higher at $256.30 and May... Read More.

Ag trade deficit is multifaceted

An economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation says the United States’ lack of participation in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is impacting ag exports. Betty Resnick tells Brownfield, “We’re specifically seeing that impact exports to Asia and as the CPTPP... Read More.