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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Ag Trade: Observers Assess Phase One Commitments by China Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
Bloomberg writer Isis Almeida reported last week that, “Crop traders obsessing over the deadly coronavirus in China may be overlooking another key challenge to the Trump administration’s phase one trade deal: the U.S. dollar. “The virus’s spread […]

Ag Trade: Chinese Buying Slowly Returning to U.S. Markets Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
Bloomberg writers Isis Almeida and Michael Hirtzer reported on Tuesday that, “China is back in the market for U.S. sorghum this week, signaling the world’s top food importer is willing […]

U.S. Looks To Boost Ag Sales To Kenya With Free Trade Agreement – DTN Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is touting the prospects of a U.S. trade agreement with Kenya that could eventually open the doors for more trade in other African countries as […]

Trade Agreement: Yet Another Excuse To Overplant? Jan 24, 2020

🕔Jan 24, 2020
Three centuries of agricultural exports: When they’re hot, they’re hot and when they’re not, they’re not As we look at the Phase 1 trade agreement between the U.S. and China […]

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