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 […]

Ag Trade: “Dimmed” Hopes China Can Double U.S. Farm Purchases In 2020 Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
Lingling Wei reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Chinese President Xi Jinping’s chief trade negotiator will travel to Washington early next week to sign a phase-one trade deal with the U.S., China’s […]

Farmers Optimistic About Future, Perception of Current Conditions Drops – Ag Barometer Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer drifted sideways in December, to a reading of 150 compared to 153 in November. Although the barometer changed little in December, there was a shift in producers’ perspective […]

Ag Trade: China, U.S. Announce Deal, Waiting on the Details – DTN Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
China and the U.S. reached a preliminary agreement on the first phase of a trade deal that includes increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products, although the amount wasn’t specified. The […]

Ag Trade: U.S. and China Reach Initial Deal Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
Lingling Wei, Bob Davis, William Mauldin and Josh Zumbrun reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Trump has agreed to a limited trade agreement with Beijing that will roll back […]

Loggers Seek Parity with Agriculture on Trade, Tariff Policies Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
The American Loggers Council (ALC) and its member state logging associations delivered letters to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, asking the administration to include unrefined forest products as […]

China’s Tariff Announcement: How Much To Read Into It? – DTN Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
In a sign that U.S. agriculture may start to see greater access to China, the Chinese Finance Ministry on Friday announced it would start excluding some soybeans, pork and other […]

Ag Trade: China Waives Tariffs on Some U.S. Soybeans, Pork; Purchases Still an Issue Dec 9, 2019

🕔Dec 9, 2019
Late last week, Wall Street Journal writers Grace Zhu, Eva Dou and Bob Davis reported that, “China’s trade negotiations with the U.S. remain on track, Beijing said, offering official reassurance after tensions flared […]

Trade War: President Pushes Brazil, Argentina Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
On Monday, Financial Times writers James Politi, Bryan Harris and Benedict Mander reported that, “Donald Trump will reimpose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina after accusing the countries of a ‘massive […]

Farmer Sentiment Jumps as Harvest Winds Down – Ag Barometer Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer rose in November for the second month in a row, climbing to 153, 17 points higher than in October when the index stood at 136. This month’s rise […]

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