Ag Trade: “Dimmed” Hopes China Can Double U.S. Farm Purchases In 2020 Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
Lingling Wei reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Chinese President Xi Jinping’s chief trade negotiator will travel to Washington early next week to sign a phase-one trade deal with the U.S., China’s […]

Ag Trade: Finance Committee Advances USMCA to Full Senate – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Taking another step to completing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Senate Finance Committee voted 25-3 on Tuesday to advance the trade deal to the full Senate. USMCA has been a priority […]

Rice: U.S. Exports Up in 2019, Likely to Increase Again in 2020 Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Trade policy in 2019 felt like a roller coaster, but the numbers show that U.S. rice exports coasted to an increase over 2018 sales. While 2019 census data is one […]

Farmers Optimistic About Future, Perception of Current Conditions Drops – Ag Barometer Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer drifted sideways in December, to a reading of 150 compared to 153 in November. Although the barometer changed little in December, there was a shift in producers’ perspective […]

Soybeans: Brazil’s Big Export Gain Due To Tariff Dec 23, 2019

🕔Dec 23, 2019
The United States and Brazil have accounted for most of the growth in world soybean exports, while China has been the world’s largest importer. In the 1990s, the United States […]

Tobacco: Will China Buy Any Of Our Leaf In 2020? Dec 23, 2019

🕔Dec 23, 2019
The US/China trade deal is still evolving, and I can find no indication that it specifically includes tobacco at this point.

Tobacco: Will China Buy Any U.S. Leaf in 2020? Dec 20, 2019

🕔Dec 20, 2019
The US/China trade deal is still evolving, and I can find no indication that it specifically includes tobacco at this point. If, as has been speculated, China agrees to buy $40 to […]

Rice: Chinese Buyers Tour LSU AgCenter Facility Dec 18, 2019

🕔Dec 18, 2019
A group of seven Chinese rice buyers visited the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station Dec. 12 as part of their tour through U.S. rice-growing areas. During the […]

Ag Trade: Doubts Over Chinese Purchases of $40-50Bln Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
Don Lee and Alice Su reported in Saturday’s Los Angeles Times that, “The United States and China reached a preliminary trade agreement that includes the rollback of some tariffs on Chinese imports […]

Ag Trade: China, U.S. Announce Deal, Waiting on the Details – DTN Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
China and the U.S. reached a preliminary agreement on the first phase of a trade deal that includes increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products, although the amount wasn’t specified. The […]

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