Trump moves to scrap trade privilege for India

Washington/New Delhi | Reuters — U.S. President Donald Trump looked set to open a new front in his trade wars with a plan to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for up to US$5.6 billion worth of its exports to the United States. Monday’s move comes as trade tensions between the […] Read more

U.S. Senate passes long-overdue Farm Bill, sends to Obama

Washington | Reuters — The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a farm bill, costing an estimated US$956 billion over a decade, that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Barack Obama for his expected signature. The Senate voted […] Read more

U.S. congressional negotiators reach deal on Farm Bill

Washington | Reuters — U.S. congressional negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-overdue Farm Bill, and a vote on the legislation could come soon, Senator Debbie Stabenow said Monday. “We’ve got a bill that makes sense, works for farmers and ranchers and consumers and families that need help, and protects our land and […] Read more