Trade Deal

 “We want an ongoing relationship with China. We are in this for the long haul.

USDEC positive after China visit in spite of new tariffs

By Beth Newhart

Over the weekend, US president Donald Trump put into effect a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods, while the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) visited Chinese officials to preserve its relationship with China.

“The details we announced today ensure farmers will not stand alone in facing unjustified retaliatory tariffs.

USDA releases new farm aid details

By Beth Newhart

A $16bn aid package for US farmers was first announced in May. Last week Secretary Sonny Perdue gave more details about how and when the funding will be divided up.

“This bill is a strong start to addressing the issues our producers are facing right now, particularly our dairy farmers.

Pending farm bill has big implications for dairy

By Beth Newhart

The US is close to passing a landmark $867bn farm bill after months of negotiation and compromise. It has already passed the Senate and the House and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump within the coming days.

Roughly $1.5bn in revenues will be lost by US dairy farmers in the second half of 2018 as a result of retaliatory tariffs. Pic: ©GettyImages/Kwangmoozaa

NMPF criticizes USDA dairy aid package for falling ‘far short’

By Beth Newhart

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) sent a letter to US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue analyzing the federal dairy aid package the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced over the summer. An eventual $12bn payout is aimed at helping...