U.S.-U.K. Trade Talks This Week

Trade talks got underway virtually this week between the United States and the United Kingdom. The talks come more than 18 months after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress of the intent to begin talks with the United Kingdom. The talks started Tuesday with a video conference. In March, the U.K. published its objectives […]

What Does Brexit Mean For U.S. Ag Trade?

It officially happened Friday, the United Kingdom is no longer a part of the European Union.  Now speculation grows on when the U.S. and the UK will begin negotiations on a trade agreement.   “In my mind that’s a legitimate top 10 market for US agriculture so when the flag drops, we’ll be off and […]

AFBF: 2020 Has Potential To Be A Big Year For American Ag

2020 is expected to be a big year for U.S. ag export growth.  That, according to American Farm Bureau Federation’s Dave Salmonsen.  He said the year ahead is expected to see a big boost in U.S. farm exports to China.   “We have a date of January 15th, let’s hope it happens there, is getting a […]

What Does BREXIT Mean For Washington Ag?

With BREXIT looming around the corner, could Washington’s Ag community benefit with new and expanded trade opportunities?  That’s a question Washington state Department of Agriculture Director Derek Sandison looked to answer during a recent trip to London.   Sandison recently joined several other American Ag representatives for a tour of the U.K., to see what […]