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Jan 29 2018
11:21 am

U.S. farmers and exporters are fighting to preserve their exports at a time when Canada is finding customers in new markets. They also face strained relations between the United States and Mexico, a major buyer of U.S. corn, wheat, beef, pork and dairy products.
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The United States remains the dominant grain supplier to Mexico. Yet Mexico imported 583,000 metric tonnes of corn from Brazil in 2017, a 980 percent jump from the previous year, according to Mexican government trade data.

Mexican imports of U.S. soybean meal, used to feed chickens and livestock, fell 29 percent in the first 11 months of 2017, compared with the same period the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Despite a steep decline in U.S. corn prices, a buyer in Mexico paid a premium for corn from Brazil.

Will the negotiations work out for the farmers? Who knows.

It appears officials in Clarksville, TN, are a little concerned about the new 20 percent to 50 percent tariffs on washer imports and parts. The feel they got burned "after the U.S.-China trade fight over solar panels scuttled a nearby $1.2 billion Hemlock Semiconductor polysilicon plant."

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