Trade War: U.S. Backtracks on Some Chinese Tariffs Until December

🕔Aug 14, 2019On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that some recently announced tariffs on Chinese imports would be postponed until December.  And a report this week indicated that the ongoing trade war […]

Trade War: Counting the Casualties – Minneapolis Fed

🕔Aug 9, 2019Soybeans, car parts, pork, adhesive films and tapes, combine harvesters, paper towels. These were some of the biggest losers in Ninth District states as exports took a hit earlier this […]

Trade War Escalates: China Halts Purchases of U.S. Ag Products

🕔Aug 6, 2019The U.S., China trade war escalated this week as news articles reported that China has halted its purchases of U.S. agricultural products. Background On Thursday, President Trump announced additional tariffs on […]

Trump Announces Additional Chinese Tariffs; Beijing Pledged to Respond

🕔Aug 2, 2019U.S. and Chinese officials held trade talks on Wednesday in China.  News reports noted that increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products were discussed, although no significant breakthroughs were announced at […]

Sluggish Soy Sales to China, Trade Talks Continue

🕔Jul 29, 2019As U.S., China trade negotiations continue this week in China, recent news articles have discussed Chinese imports of U.S. soybeans, as well as the prospect of additional Chinese purchases of […]

Ag Trade: China – Opportunities for Pork, Beef; Cotton Hurt by Tariffs

🕔Jul 24, 2019Despite Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork, dynamics associated with the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak have created market opportunities for pork exports to China.  In addition, Chinese beef imports surged […]

China Plans Purchase of U.S. Farm Products, According to Reports

🕔Jul 23, 2019Since U.S., China trade negotiations resumed late last month, conflicting perspectives have emerged with respect to China’s promise to purchase large amounts of U.S. farm products.  Today’s update highlights recent news reports that discuss […]

Ag Trade: Is China Buying More U.S. Farm Goods or Not?

🕔Jul 15, 2019Recent news reports have noted that U.S., China trade negotiations have been revived, but that China has yet to move forward with large U.S. agricultural purchases, as promised by President […]

Corn, Soy Production Concerns; Chinese Tariffs Enter 2nd Year

🕔Jul 9, 2019The challenges presented by the extraordinarily bad weather this spring, which have already clouded the production outlook for 2019, continue to plague many farmers as the summer growing season unfolds across […]

Soybean Trade: Interdependence of China, U.S., Brazil – ERS

🕔Jul 1, 2019Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report (“Interdependence of China, United States, and Brazil in Soybean Trade,” by Fred Gale, Constanza Valdes, and Mark Ash) […]

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