Ag Trade: China – African Swine Fever Issues Persist, U.S. Tariffs Remain For Now Apr 5, 2021

🕔Apr 5, 2021
Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported late last week that, “A wave of African swine fever outbreaks this year has wiped out at least 20% of the breeding herd in northern China, […]

Ag Trade: A Look at China’s Hog Inventory, Implications for Corn Demand Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
Writing recently in the CARD (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development) Agricultural Policy Review, from Iowa State University (“Is China’s Hog Rebuilding Complete? Reconciling Inventory and Price Data“), Dermot Hayes, Xi He, and Wendong […]

Ag Trade: Caustic Round of U.S., China Talks Conclude; Chinese Corn Buying Continues Mar 22, 2021

🕔Mar 22, 2021
William Mauldin reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “High-level talks between the Biden administration and Beijing that veered into acrimony put the U.S.-China rivalry in sharp relief, complicating efforts by the two powers to […]

Ag Trade: Time to Level the Playing Field with China – DTN Mar 2, 2021

🕔Mar 2, 2021
At a time when corn is trading well above $5 per bushel and soybeans are over $14 per bushel, it sounds odd to be talking about leveling the playing field […]

U.S. Trade Rep Hearing – Trade Barriers, Opportunities Discussed – DTN Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
Agricultural trade barriers were frequent areas of discussion with senators asking Katherine Tai on Thursday how the Biden administration would expand trade markets if Tai is confirmed as U.S. trade […]

Ag Trade: China Set to be World’s Top Corn Importer, Biden Reviews Phase One Deal Feb 1, 2021

🕔Feb 1, 2021
Last week, Reuters writers Mark Weinraub and Karl Plume reported that, “China booked its biggest purchase of U.S. corn yet, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, buying more at once than any country except the Soviet […]

Rice Market: Will Biden Open Up Cuba? Jan 28, 2021

🕔Jan 28, 2021
Following President Joe Biden’s inauguration last week, one potential opportunity for change in foreign policy is the U.S. relationship with Cuba. The Trump Administration had curtailed Obama-era diplomatic and commercial […]

Ag Trade: One Year Later – ‘Phase One’ Deal Producing Results for U.S. Wheat Jan 21, 2021

🕔Jan 21, 2021
Just over a year ago, on Jan. 15, 2020, the U.S.-China “Phase One” agreement was signed, leading to the eventual waiver of China’s retaliatory tariffs against U.S. agricultural products. Those […]

Ag Trade: China Approves 5 GMO Corn, Cotton Traits for Import – DTN Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs published import approvals for five GM (genetically modified) corn and cotton traits on Jan. 11. Some were approvals for new traits, namely MZIR098, […]

Corn Market: Need for Animal Feed – China Approves GMO Varieties Jan 13, 2021

🕔Jan 13, 2021
Bloomberg News reported earlier this week that, “China approved two genetically modified corn varieties from Bayer AG and Syngenta AG for imports as demand for animal feed surges. “The two strains MON87411 and […]

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