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 […]

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: 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 […]

Ag Trade: China Reassures U.S. on Phase One Purchase Goals Feb 10, 2020

🕔Feb 10, 2020
Bloomberg writer Peggy Collins reported late last week that, “China’s leader Xi Jinping reassured U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call that Beijing would meet purchase goals outlined in the recent trade […]

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 […]

Expectations for Improved Trade Sends Farmer Sentiment Soaring – Ag Barometer Feb 4, 2020

🕔Feb 4, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 167 in January, a 17-point jump from December when the index stood at 150. Virtually all of the rise in this month’s barometer […]

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: Uncertainty Lingers Regarding Chinese Purchases of U.S. Goods Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
Bloomberg writers Mike Dorning and Michael Hirtzer reported last week that, “President Donald Trump’s phase-one trade deal with China offers the promise of more overseas sales for American farmers, but […]

China Deal: Taking a Closer Look at the Language – DTN Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
As often accompanies political events like the signing ceremony for the phase-one trade agreement with China on Wednesday, Jan. 15, there was a lot of self-congratulating and verbal high fives […]

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