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 […]

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 […]

Senate Ag Committee Hearing: Monetizing Voluntary Conservation Practices Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Legislative Hearing to Review S. 3894, The Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020. In his opening remarks, Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) stated that, “S. 3894 would assist […]

COVID-19 Ag Related Losses Mount; China Seeks Virus Documentation on Soybeans Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Tuesday’s Des Moines Register that, “The Trump administration has sent $4 billion in payments to U.S. farmers to help cover losses due to the coronavirus, part […]

Ag Trade: China to Accelerate U.S. Purchases; Foreign Concerns Over Farm Assistance Jun 22, 2020

🕔Jun 22, 2020
Bloomberg News reported on Friday that, “China plans to accelerate purchases of American farm goods to comply with the phase one trade deal with the U.S. following talks in Hawaii this week. “The world’s […]

Biofuels: EPA Receives 52 Retroactive Small-Refinery Exemption Requests Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported on Thursday that, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers that, if granted, would help bring oil refiners into […]

U.S. Trade Rep Defends Phase One Deal, Expects China to Fulfill Its Promise Jun 18, 2020

🕔Jun 18, 2020
Ana Swanson reported in today’s New York Times that, “The Trump administration’s top trade negotiator defended the president’s economic agreement with China on Wednesday, saying that Beijing was buying more American products […]

Ag Trade: China Continues to Buy U.S. Soybeans Jun 16, 2020

🕔Jun 16, 2020
Bloomberg writer Isis Almeida reported on Wednesday that, “China continues to buy American soybeans despite worsening rhetoric from President Donald Trump over Hong Kong. “State-run and private buyers have purchased at least 10 […]

Govt. Programs Increasingly Important Part of Farm Income Jun 15, 2020

🕔Jun 15, 2020
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported last week that, “The American Farm Bureau Federation on Wednesday sent a detailed list of recommendations to Congress to help farmers, stating that even though lawmakers had provided […]

Ag Markets: FAPRI Baseline Update for U.S. Jun 10, 2020

🕔Jun 10, 2020
On Tuesday, the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) released its June Baseline Update for U.S. Agricultural Markets.   The update incorporates government payment programs that were announced before June […]

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