Deere & Co., the world's largest maker of agricultural equipment, is concerned that rising trade tensions between the U.S. and other countries could affect sales of its signature green-and-yellow tractors and combines. While U.S. tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum will have a financial impact on the company, Deere is "much more worried" about possible trade retaliation targeting American agricultural products, Chief Executive Officer Sam Allen said.
You know the saying. You have to crack a few eggs to make . . . some eggs. But which eggs to crack? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, Americans consumed a little over 19 pounds of eggs per person in 2015, the most recent year with available statistics. That's the equivalent of 144 eggs, and sometimes it feels as if there are nearly that many options when you're staring at the display case in the grocery store.
ALONG THE RIVER - The Mississippi runs the spine of America, touching 10 states and draining waters from 21 more, a vast waterway with a rich mythology, a sometimes powerful beauty and an always alarming propensity to flood.
Donald Trump is already taking up a lot of Justin Trudeau's bandwidth. Steel tariffs sent it to another level. The Canadian prime minister is on an impromptu tour of steel and aluminum country this week, a denim-clad, open-collared victory lap with workers after Canada and Mexico were excluded from new U.S. tariffs. The exemption came after frenzied lobbying by the Trudeau government, throughout Washington and as far away as Seoul and Berlin.
President Donald Trump boasted in a fundraising speech Wednesday that he made up facts in a meeting with the leader of a top U.S ally, saying he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the United States runs a trade deficit with its neighbor to the north without knowing whether or not that was the case.
Picture Iowa farmers bathing in Roundup weed killer. That was a federal judge's takeaway after seeing slides that "sort of seared into my brain" that the main chemical in Monsanto's Roundup is ubiquitous in the Hawkeye state's cropland. "I got the impression that everybody takes a shower in glyphosate every day in Iowa," U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said in court, with a hint of hyperbole.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will sign a pair of proclamations Thursday that impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum but offer relief to some U.S. allies. The tariffs, which take effect in 15 days, initially will not apply to imports from Canada and Mexico so that U.S. officials can assess progress toward a new North American Free Trade deal, according to a senior administration official.
CACTUS, Texas - The DJs at the Spanish-language radio stations gave warnings whenever Immigration and Customs Enforcement came around. "Be careful out there," they'd say. "The relatives are in town." Not on the day of the Big Raid. Nothing leaked out. State police sealed off the highways in and out of town. ICE agents came with a fleet of empty buses and left with them full.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he had decided to impose punishing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum in a major escalation of his trade offensive, disappointing Republican congressional leaders and inviting retaliation by U.S. trading partners. Speaking at the White House, the president said he had decided on tariffs of 25 percent for foreign-made steel and 10 percent for aluminum.
Almost any onion will make you cry once you slice it open. So does it really matter which one you grab at the grocery store? You probably think I'm going to tell you, "Yes, absolutely, and if you choose the wrong one, your recipe will be ruined!" That's only sort of true. They're more interchangeable than you might think, at least in a good number of situations.