Monthly Archives: November 2016

U.S.-CHINA TRADE WAR COULD BE ‘DEVASTATING’ FOR FARMERS, FORMER USDA ECONOMIST SAYS

American farmers could be one of the biggest losers if President-elect Donald Trump starts a trade war with China, a former chief economist for the Agriculture Department said today.

The United States currently exports about $20 billion to $24 billion worth of agricultural exports to China each year, and that’s expected to “grow even more over […]

House Ag Committee Chairman Conaway urges CFTC to Halt Midnight Rulemaking

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway sent a letter to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad requesting he not move forward on any controversial regulations during the final months of President Obama’s administration.  

In the letter, he asked Massad to refrain from “pushing through controversial regulations,”; adding, “While we may […]

ICAC Statement of 75th Plenary Meeting

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) met in Islamabad, Pakistan, from October 30 to November 4, 2016 for its 75th Plenary Meeting since the establishment of the Committee in 1939. The meeting was attended by 378 persons, including representatives from 14 Members, 4 international organizations and 4 non-member countries.

Statement of 75th Plenary Meeting