Trade

In today’s economic news, agriculture is taking over the headlines. Trade disputes have farmers and ranchers uncertain about the future of their businesses, but one small group of people specializing in complex agriculture economics are working to keep up with the fast-paced markets.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion package is being implemented to shield the US agriculture industry from recent trade disputes.

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Travel writer Porter Fox’s latest adventure is a quest to rediscover America’s other border—the fascinating but little-known northern one, a journey he recounts in his new book “Northland.”

Farmers and ranchers are working with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to reach the ninety-five percent of the word’s consumers who live outside the U.S.
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Farmers and ranchers are working with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to reach the 95 percent of the world's consumers who live outside the U.S.

Chinese tariffs have some producers worried, but trade with other countries show promise for the future.

Utah Ranchers Not Impacted By Japanese Beef Tariffs

Aug 14, 2017
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The government of Japan has raised tariffs for U.S. beef from 38.5 percent to 50 percent which will last until March 31, 2018. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue has expressed concerns with the new tariffs and the U.S. trade relationship with Japan. Experts from Utah are concerned about trade relationships with Japan, but aren’t concerned for local beef producers.

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With Independence Day just around the corner, one company did a study to see how financially independent each state is.  Jill Gonzalez, an analyst for WalletHub, said Utah is the second most independent state in the nation - just behind Colorado.

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A new report released in May by the Utah Foundation shows that several skill-intensive industries in Utah are hard-pressed for new-hires with the right skills.