Perceived good news in corn last week as embattled EPA Administrator Pruitt finally succumbed to the pressure and resigned from his position one day after having his picture taken on the South Lawn of the White House at a 4th of July celebration. In his resignation letter to Trump, Pruitt cited continued scrutiny but offered no apologies, instead focusing on how “blessed” he had been to serve the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Apparently written inside that $43,000 sound-proof booth now headed for E-Bay, Pruitt seemed oblivious to the firestorm that he had created, most noticeably making no comment about wishing the agency, and its constituents, well upon his departure. While not World Cup-caliber, celebrations were reported both inside and outside the Beltway after the news. Outside of South American soybean producing countries, no celebrations took place as this Administration’s threatened tariffs against China took effect, as promised. The Chinese government also remained true to its word, imposing tariffs on soybeans, corn, and forms of U.S.-produced protein. With the implementation of the tariffs now seemingly behind us, although Trump has said that should the Chinese retaliate he will be “forced” to impose even more tariffs in the very near future, the most pressing matter is what happens next.