1st Steps to Trade Deal? China to Buy $40-$50 Bln in U.S. Farm Goods Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019William Mauldin, Chao Deng and Vivian Salama reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “The U.S. and China took an initial step to cement a trade agreement that had been derailed, with Washington saying on Friday it […]

Ag Trade: China Offers to Increase Purchases as Talks Set to Resume Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019Tom Mitchell reported on Wednesday at The Financial Times Online that, “Chinese officials are offering to increase purchases of US agricultural products as they seek an interim agreement between Beijing and Washington that will stave […]

Chinese Purchases of U.S. Soybeans Continue, Range of Topics in Trade Talks Narrows Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019Bloomberg News reported last week that, “Chinese companies bought U.S. soybeans after the Xi Jinping administration issued more waivers from its retaliatory import tariffs, according to people familiar with the situation. […]

U.S., Japan Sign Partial Trade Agreement, Lower Ag Tariffs Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019Wall Street Journal writers Vivian Salama and Josh Zumbrun reported yesterday that, “President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed a trade-enhancement agreement that will lower agricultural tariffs in Japan, industrial tariffs in the […]

Ag Trade: Trump Uninterested in “Partial” Deal, Chinese Cancel U.S. Farm Visit Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019Wall Street Journal writer Vivian Salama reported last week that, “President Trump said China has started to buy U.S. agricultural products, and signaled optimism that his administration will be able to sign a […]

Trade Tensions Simmer; China Purchases U.S. Farm Goods Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019On Thursday, Wall Street Journal writers Lingling Wei, Chao Deng and Josh Zumbrun reported that, “China is looking to narrow the scope of its negotiations with the U.S. to only trade matters, seeking […]

Trade Talks to Resume; Ag Export Markets Continue to Adjust Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey reported last week that, “The trade war between the U.S. and China continues to surprise agricultural markets, even delivering an unexpected reprieve for […]

Farm Show: “We still need trade, not aid. – DTN Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019While farmers admire the latest agriculture machinery this week, leaders of national commodity groups at the Farm Progress Show are talking about demand and looking for the upside in pending […]

Ag Trade: U.S., Japan Reach a Deal… ‘in Principle’ Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019Wall Street Journal writer Rebecca Ballhaus reported earlier this week that, “President Trump said Sunday the U.S. and Japan had reached a trade deal ‘in principle’ that would pave the […]

U.S. Farm Goods Targeted Again as Trade War Escalates Aug 26, 2019

🕔Aug 26, 2019Alan Rappeport and Keith Bradsher reported on the front page of Saturday’s New York Times that, “On Friday, China said it would increase tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods, including crude […]

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