To no one’s surprise, Beijing retaliated, proposing 25% tariffs on imports of U. soybeans, corn, airplanes and automobiles in a package that totals about billion worth of goods.Commodity futures markets plummeted in response to the tariffs.“It’s very disconcerting,” Roberts told the Kansas City Star.The Coalition is dedicated to protecting the welfare of feral horse populations, preventing the degradation of rangelands, and ensuring the well-being of all native wildlife; the recent actions by an activist organization accomplishes none of these goals.” House Ways & Means to Examine US Tariffs The House Ways & Means Committee will hold a hearing April 12 on the trade tariffs ordered by the Trump administration, examining the impact on various sectors of the U. economy."Our private sector witnesses will discuss the impact of recently announced U. tariff increases on their businesses, including product and country coverage of the tariffs, the process to comment on and apply for exclusions from the tariffs and the effects of possible retaliation on U. exporters," Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said in a statement announcing the April 12 hearing.Washington Insider: Trade Policy and Farmer Angst Well, rural politics and the ag sector made the front page on lots of media over the weekend, but the tone was unwelcome. Coalition Responds to Endangered Species Act Ploy WASHINGTON (April 6, 2018) – This week Friends for Animals, an animal rights organization, asked the federal government to list feral horses in Montana as an endangered species, an action that would give these feral horses protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).Unfortunately, the request fails to recognize that it is inappropriate to list a domestic livestock animal under the ESA.
Reuters says the top Mexican diplomat says progress is being made on several issue-specific tables of the negotiations. S., Canada, and Mexico’s top negotiators were meeting late in the week to continue discussions.Carmakers and Boeing would be hit hard by China’s tariffs.Many American companies purchase products from Chinese factories, while others rely on the country’s vast consumer market to sell their goods.And market indicators already are signaling powerful domestic economic threats. Calls For Additional 0 Billion In New Tariffs on Chinese Goods A Bloomberg Report says President Donald Trump ordered administration officials to consider imposing an additional 0 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods.This is a critical issue producers should watch closely as the debate proceeds, Washington Insider believes. That announcement heightened concerns the two nations are heading toward a trade war. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer followed Trump’s announcement of possible additional tariffs by saying none of them would take effect right away. He also says steps will be taken to address that reality. One day earlier, Perdue said the prospect of an extended trade war might require Congress to take some extraordinary measure in the next farm bill.And he’s not the only Republican to express concern and criticism over the tariffs, The Hill said. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said on Wednesday that agriculture industry workers should not have to bear the brunt of China's retaliation against U. tariffs.“The United States should take action to defend its interests when any foreign nation isn’t playing by the rules or refuses to police itself.