Coronavirus: Restricting Ag Exports – Importance of Keeping Supply Chains Open Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Kirk Maltais and Joe Wallace reported this week that, “Consumers are loading up on pasta, rice and bread. Farm supply lines are disrupted. Countries are restricting agricultural exports. […]

Ag Trade: A Closer Look at Phase 1 Commitments, as Coronavirus “Has Scrambled” Outlook Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
Writing recently at the CARD (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development) Agricultural Policy Review, from Iowa State University (“The Phase One Trade Deal: Projections and Implications“), Chad Hart and Lee […]

Farmer Sentiment Index Pushes to All-Time High – Ag Barometer Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer rose slightly compared to a month earlier, with a reading of 168 in February, just one point higher than in January. The one-point rise in the […]

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 Considering U.S. Farm Purchases by March Feb 19, 2020

🕔Feb 19, 2020
Chinese Farm Purchases Bloomberg News reported this week that, “China is considering making some purchases of U.S. agricultural goods by early March as a way to show it’s still committed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ag Trade: Perdue Highlights Issues with E.U. Feb 4, 2020

🕔Feb 4, 2020
Bloomberg writer Jonathan Stearns reported last week that, “Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue became the latest American official to face European Union complaints about U.S. threats to global trade rules and punitive tariffs on EU farm goods. […]

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