Blog For Tag "trade"

  • Why Does Agriculture Rely So Much on Trade?

    posted by Decision Innovation Solutions on Thursday, January 04, 2018 The United States has competitive advantage in crop and animal production over many other locations around the planet starting from the soil under our feet. However, in some cases other countries are able to produce ag-commodities more efficiently than the U.S. Therefore, sharing in the world food production burden is made possible with trade.

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  • Free Trade Agreements on the Chopping Block Yet Again: South Korea

    posted by Decision Innovation Solutions on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Recently the Trump Administration has begun to discuss and prepare to withdrawal from the Free Trade Agreement the U.S. has with South Korea. With many of the trade agreements now coming to the forefront of U.S. trade, it is important to understand the role that these countries play in supporting our agricultural production both in Iowa and across the U.S.

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  • The United States and Canada Agricultural Trade

    posted by S. Patricia Batres-Marquez on Thursday, March 30, 2017 In 2016, Canada was the second largest market for U.S. agricultural products with a value of $20.5 billion. The leading market destination in 2016 was China, with $21.4 billion worth of U.S. agricultural exports. The export composition of these two markets is different, with U.S. exports to China consisting mainly of bulk commodities, particularly U.S. soybeans.

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  • U.S. Agricultural Trade with Mexico

    posted by S. Patricia Batres-Marquez on Thursday, March 09, 2017 In 2016, Mexico was the third largest value market for U.S. agricultural products, after China and Canada. The 2016 value of U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico was up 0.8% to $17.9 billion from 2015, but down 7.9% compared with the record value in 2014 ($19.5 billion).

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  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    posted by S. Patricia Batres-Marquez on Friday, April 01, 2016 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) negotiated among twelve countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Peru, Chile, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the United States. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the TPP agreement seeks to bring new and effective market opportunities for American goods and services exports. The benefits of the TPP will occur through a combination of tariff reduction, tariff eli

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  • US Seed Trade Model

    posted by Sampath Jayasinghe on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 The United States is a large net exporter of corn seed for planting. Seed trade, including that of corn, has been expanding, but its determinants are not well understood. One of the essays of my doctoral dissertation, which was published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics,...

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