ByKaolin Sewell/The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting |
Amid growing tensions between U.S. and Canada leadership, Canada, Mexico, and the United States came to an agreement over the weekend to update The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). What will the new agreement mean for U.S. dairy farmers?
When it opened in 1914, the Panama Canal introduced the harvest from Midwest farms to the world and helped link U.S. farmers to the global economy. Nearly a century-old, the canal today remains an important connector of global trade, from the U.S. heartland to Asia.
ByClaire Everett/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting |
As China has rapidly shifted from a rural society to a more urban society, U.S. meat-production companies have looked to capitalize on new business opportunities. Tyson Foods Inc and Cargill, two of the largest poultry producers in the world, have already established production plants in China. However, some experts say that business abroad has not been profitable yet and that companies are looking to further control their foreign operations.