Farmer support for President Donald Trump is holding steady to nudging slightly higher than it was a month ago, according to the latest Farm Journal Pulse.
Japan’s Upper Court has approved the U.S.-Japan trade agreement, finalizing the deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzō Abe signed in October.
After a previous prohibition, U.S. beef has gained access to Morocco which could become an $80 million market.
Trade deals benefiting agriculture are a priority for new Secretary of Agriculture.
Policy news grabbed the headlines yesterday, as USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $12 billion relief package for farmers impacted by tariffs. Beef leaders say they look forward to reviewing the details.
The U.S. has reopened its market to fresh Brazilian beef exports effective immediately, according to Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias. NCBA opposes the resumption of trade.
Mexico becomes the first country to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
Two cattlemen’s organizations are debating what to call lab-grown “meat,” and within that debate is who should regulate the emerging product and possible competitor to beef.