PRAIRIE BUSINESS A match made in China
South Dakota wants to establish a sister-state in China and it looks like Inner Mongolia might be the right match.
Speaking by phone from a trade mission stop in Shanghai on May 14, Gov. Dennis Dauga... Posted on 5/14/14 at 3:03 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A glorious run in ag
Just one more proof (not that we need it) of how good the past few years have been in U.S. agriculture overall:
In 2009-2013, the value of U.S. ag exports totaled a whopping $230 billion more than in... Posted on 11/15/13 at 10:16 AM
After a major hearing on U.S. agricultural trade with Cuba, Sen. Heidi Heikamp, D-N.D., on April 22 introduced a bill to lift the ban on private banks and companies from offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.
CHICAGO - The U.S. government on Thursday reduced its forecasts for poultry exports by nearly 6 percent from last month due partly to an accelerating outbreak of bird flu that has triggered wider-than-expected trade restrictions.
U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Tuesday urged shipping company executives and union leaders for 20,000 dockworkers to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of clogged cargo traffic and other disruptions at 29 West Coast ports.
U.S. companies can already export food and farm equipment to Cuba, but the bill and another one that would ease travel to Cuba are of great interest to U.S. farm and agribusiness leaders because they would make it easier to export.
Russia has strengthened informal curbs on grain exports since the start of the year, further complicating trading before the introduction of an export tax, a Russian grain exporters’ lobby say in a letter to officials.
The Dec. 17 agreement between the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations between the two countries could lead to improved trade possibilities and important opportunities for U.S. Agriculture, Upper Great Plains officials said.
Every month, Brushvale Seed in Breckenridge, Minn., typically prepares to ship about 100 containers of specialty soybeans to overseas customers.
In recent years, the company has cashed in on Minnesota’s growing status as a top exporter of agricultural products. At $2.2 billion in 2012, soybeans were the state’s top agricultural export, with half of the state’s crop going overseas.
The majority of soy exporting firms in Brazil have still not agreed to collect royalties for seed giant Monsanto Co., threatening sales of up to a quarter of the country’s soy crop, industry association Abiove said on Oct. 23.
India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and other farm products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday, potentially opening up an estimated $300 million a year export market for the U.S.
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