AP Economics Writer
More from Paul Wiseman
Expanding Opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
The Export-Import Bank of the United States offers a number of tools to assist all U.S. manufacturers, and works to ensure that these opportunities are readily available to businesses owned by minorities and women. Watch video to learn more.
Nov 30th, 2021
Farmers Hope Trump Delivers on Japan Trade Deal
Foreign competitors currently have an advantage due to 20 percent or higher taxes being levied on American beef, pork and some cheeses.
Sep 5th, 2019
China Accused of Slowing Farm Purchases
Trump said China had agreed to buy more U.S. agricultural products as part of a cease-fire in the two countries' trade war.
Jul 12th, 2019
Producer Prices Rise in June
U.S. producer prices rose modestly in June, another sign that inflationary pressures remain subdued.
Jul 12th, 2019
Trump Pledges $16B to Farmers
The funds will be distributed at the county level, with a focus on farmers most heavily hit by recent tariffs.
May 24th, 2019
Corn to Apple - the U.S.-China Standoff
A Chinese businessman caught rummaging through a cornfield was sentenced to three years in prison for pilfering trade secrets from a U.S. seed company.
Feb 22nd, 2019
Soybeans Upstage Trade Talks
Trade war tariffs dropped the Chinese import of U.S. soybeans by 62 percent.
Feb 6th, 2019
Tariff War is Already Inflicting Pain
A brawl that the United States provoked with its closest trading partners is starting to draw blood.
Jun 25th, 2018
Sugar Deal with Mexico on the Way
The agreement, announced June 6 and likely to be formally signed this week, is intended to prevent Mexico from dumping cheap sugar into the U.S. market.
Jun 30th, 2017
Trump's Trade Stance Makes Farmers Nervous
Mexico is the No. 3 market for U.S. agriculture, notably corn, soybeans and pork.
May 19th, 2017