Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb plans to lead a delegation of business leaders and economic development officials on a trade mission to Japan.
Ted McKinney has directed Indiana's Department of Agriculture since 2014, after working at Dow AgroSciences and Eli Lilly subsidiary Elanco.
Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly has long blasted free-trade policies for killing American jobs.
Mexico could slap new tariffs on imports of the syrup if the deal isn't finalized, and the effects of that tariff could trickle down to farmers.
The USDA is reorganizing its trade and rural development programs, while the White House takes aim at those issues in its own way.
The border adjustment tax would make exporting American goods cheaper and importing products more expensive.
Political and economic uncertainties were on the minds of Purdue agriculture alumni at their annual Fish Fry in Indianapolis Saturday.
Bilateral, agriculture-only agreements – such as those the U.S. has with the European Union – could take the place of big trade deals.
Higher U.S. taxes on Chinese steel imports could make China chooser to buy fewer American products, including those from Indiana.
A Purdue anthropology professor discovers evidence of prehistoric metal trade between Asia and North America.