This week China announced a proposed 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. soybeans following the U.S. administration’s release of a list of Chinese products valued at more than $50 billion that would be subject to import tariffs under the Section 301 determination. Retaliation is no longer a ‘what if.’ And the escalation of a trade … Continue reading Chinese Tariff Retaliation: No Longer a ‘What If’
Today ag groups and growers across the country are making calls and taking to Twitter and other social media platforms to call on President Trump, Secretary Ross and Trade Representative Lighthizer to stay in the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, which is key to growing international markets for soybeans and all … Continue reading Taking Action: #Farmers4NAFTA
The President has unveiled his FY18 budget, A New Foundation for American Greatness, proposing $3.6 trillion in cuts over ten years, including $228 billion in reductions to farm bill programs, which come in addition to the 21 percent cut advanced in President Trump’s “skinny budget” released in March. The budget cuts breakdown: Cuts to the … Continue reading What’s in the Budget?
ASA had a successful 2016, furthering policy objectives of soy growers across the country.