Biofuels: Brazil Wants U.S. Counterpart to Negotiate Ethanol Import Tax Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
The United States started to pay a 20% tariff on all ethanol exported to Brazil this month. Before that, there was a quota of 750 million liters per year at […]

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 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Tariff Revival and Soybean Exports May 4, 2020

🕔May 4, 2020
Recent soybean price weakness reflects the new tariff threats against China that emerged as an option for retaliation against Chinese behavior regarding the coronavirus.  A collapse of the phase one […]

Ag Trade: China to Cut Tariffs on Some U.S. Imports, Coronavirus Worries Linger Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
Wall Street Journal writer Lingling Wei reported on Thursday that, “China said it would slash tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports in half as part of its efforts to […]

How Much Of What Will China Buy? They’re Not Sure. – DTN Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
While the U.S. celebrated the signing of the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal at the White House, Chinese commodity buyers are still confused about their role in how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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