Japan might increase the amount of agriculture trade conducted with the U.S. through potential trade deal that was announced by President Trump following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Florida and Georgia to see Hurricane Michael damage. An all-too similar visit took place last month to North and South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
The U.S. will shield a list of allies including Europe, Australia, South Korea, Argentina and Brazil from steel and aluminum tariffs that take effect on Friday, according to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
China is continuing to buy U.S. pork. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reporting weekly export sales for pork at a marketing year high thanks to China. Click on the link to learn more.
North Carolina’s new water quality requirements for large hog farms will not take effect this year as intended under the state Senate’s proposed budget plan. A one-year delay is needed, budget writers say.
Lingering flood waters are making it hard for farmers to recover after Hurricane Florence. Farmers are taking unusual steps to reach hog barns and forcing them to deliver feed through treacherous conditions.