Ag Trade: China Makes Record U.S. Corn Purchase Jul 15, 2020

🕔Jul 15, 2020
Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Isis Almeida reported on Tuesday that, “China made its biggest purchase ever of U.S. corn in another boost to meeting agriculture targets set in the countries’ first-phase trade accord. […]

Ag Trade: Brazilian Exports Set Record as Domestic Supply Difficulties Begin Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
Brazilian agribusiness exports were at record levels in June 2020, with foreign sales of US$ 10.17 billion. There was a growth of 24.5% in relation to exports in June 2019 […]

Ag Trade: Phase-Two Deal With China Unlikely; U.S. Corn Exports Continue Jul 13, 2020

🕔Jul 13, 2020
Josh Zumbrun and Catherine Lucey reported on the front page of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Trump damped expectations for a promised phase-two trade pact with China on Friday, saying […]

Ag Trade: China Buys U.S. Corn, Cotton, Pace Too Slow for Phase One Pledges Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey reported last week that, “While U.S. shippers sent sizable orders of wheat, corn, cotton, pork and other agriculture goods to China in May, China would […]

Livestock: China Expands Suspension of Meat Imports from Brazil Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
The suspension of meat imports by China so far affects five large Brazilian plants. On Saturday, the Asian country removed pig companies BRF in Lajeado and JBS in Três Passos, […]

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Effect July 1 – DTN Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
When the sun rises Wednesday, it will bring with it the dawn of a new era as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement goes into effect. Not a lot will change, and there […]

Retiring Farmland To Boost Markets…An Idea Past Its Prime? Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
The return of low prices and the impacts of trade conflict and the coronavirus pandemic have driven increased interest in land retirement or set aside policies and prompted this series, […]

Ag Trade: Chinese Imports Not on Pace to Meet Phase One Targets Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Earlier this week, Bloomberg News reported that, “China’s purchases of U.S. goods increased last month as the economy continued its recovery from the coronavirus shutdowns, but imports are still far behind the pace […]

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Enters Into Force, NAFTA Nixed Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
The modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) replacement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially enters into force today. The NAFTA re-negotiation, ratification, and implementation process took just over three years […]

Ag Trade: China’s Restrictions on Food Imports Meet Resistance from Exporters Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Last week, Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported that, “U.S. health and agricultural authorities issued thinly veiled criticism of new demands from China for food-exporting companies to sign documents stating that they comply with safety standards to prevent transmission […]

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