Ag Trade: Trump Launches Punitive Measures Against China – DTN Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
President Donald Trump on Friday again pushed to place more sanctions on China by declaring that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous, and the United States will eliminate special trade […]

DTN Grain Closing: Soybeans Higher with Export Sale Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
July soybean oil and July soybeans were the leading percentage gainers in Tuesday’s grain trade, helped by news of a new-crop soybean export sale to China. July corn was a […]

Ag Trade: Phase One Purchases Behind Schedule, China Halts Some U.S. Farm Imports Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
David J. Lynch and Emily Rauhala reported on the front page of Saturday’s Washington Post that, “President Trump on Friday leveled an extraordinary broadside at the Chinese government, accusing it of a […]

Ag Sales to China Tick Upward – DTN May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
China is increasing its purchases of key U.S. agricultural commodities even as political rhetoric between the two countries ramps up, but China isn’t projected right now to come close to […]

Grain Markets: How Are We Weathering COVID-19? – DTN May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
This week’s big news was USDA’s explanation of how it would distribute funds to farmers through its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). I won’t rehash it here, but the short […]

Ag Trade: China Reiterates Pledge to Implement Phase One Agreement May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
Bloomberg News reported yesterday that, “China reiterated a pledge to implement the first phase of its trade deal with the U.S. despite setbacks from the coronavirus outbreak, and as tensions escalate between the world’s two […]

Ag Trade: Amid Phase One Frustration, China Asks Food Companies To Boost Commodity Supplies May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
David J. Lynch reported on the front page of Saturday’s Washington Post that, “President Trump on Friday linked China’s handling of the initial coronavirus outbreak with his irritation over slow progress toward implementing the trade deal he […]

Ag Trade Issues: Meeting Chinese Phase One Targets a “‘Herculean Task” May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
Emiko Terazono and Sun Yu reported today at The Financial Times Online that, “Brazil’s soyabean shipments to China hit a monthly record of more than 9m tonnes in April, casting doubt on whether Beijing can meet the first-year […]

U.S., China Trade Talks Remain “On Track,” Phase One Obligations Expected To Be Met May 8, 2020

🕔May 8, 2020
Bloomberg News reported last night that, “The top trade negotiators for China and the U.S. pledged to create favorable conditions for implementation of the bilateral trade deal and cooperate on the economy and public […]

Coronavirus: China “Very, Very Committed” to Phase 1, Skepticism Remains May 4, 2020

🕔May 4, 2020
Reuters News reported last week that, “China remains ‘very, very committed‘ to meeting its commitments under a Phase 1 trade deal with the United States, despite the unprecedented economic and health impacts […]

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