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Farmers Patience Grows Thin Over Broken Promises

By: Pam Corn / Posted on: September 10, 2019

U.S. farmers patience continues to grow thin as President Trump’s policies focus more on his trade wars with China and biofuel waivers for oil refineries.

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China Crude Crunch

By: Ryan Wolfe / Posted on: August 5, 2019

President Trump recently threatened to tax, nearly $300 billion dollars of Chinese products, by 10%. The already volatile oil market, seems to have room for some extra volatility. The volatility would largely cycle around China’s response to the U.S. tariffs. If China responds by purchasing oil from Iran, analysts speculate crude could rapidly approach $30 per barrel. Trump could impose the sanctions on the Chinese imports as soon as September 1st. Trump also threatened that he could raise the tariff, if no progress has been made towards a trade deal.

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A Primer on the G20 Summit:

By: Daniel Guttman / Posted on: June 26, 2019

Here is what you need to know going in to the G20 Summit that will be taking place in Osaka Japan on June 28th and 29th.

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Transportation Trends and Forecast for 2019

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: December 21, 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, US trucking companies are expecting to see freight volumes remain steady if not increase heading into 2019.  One factor leading to a rise in truckload shipments can be linked to increased tariffs on Chinese goods by the US.  The uptick in tariffs can be traced back September of 2018 when President Trump raised tariffs to 10% on 200 billion worth of imported Chinese products.  This news immediately impacted and shifted peak shipping seasons on land and by sea in the US.

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Spooky Sanctions in Sight

By: Pam Corn / Posted on: October 31, 2018

As we head towards Iran oil sanctions and mid-term elections next week, we are focused on the following 4 topics

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