Ag Trade: Chinese 2020 Purchases Well Below Target, But Back Up to 2017 Levels Jan 25, 2021

🕔Jan 25, 2021
Late last week, Aime Williams and Justin Jacobs reported at The Financial Times Online that, “China has purchased less than three-fifths of the US goods projected under the ‘phase one’ trade deal that paused a […]

Trump’s Legacy on Agriculture – DTN Jan 21, 2021

🕔Jan 21, 2021
 With President Donald Trump’s time in office coming to a close, U.S. farmers will remember a president who spoke to them and for them more often than any other president […]

Ag Trade: Amid Phase One Frustration, China Asks Food Companies To Boost Commodity Supplies May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
David J. Lynch reported on the front page of Saturday’s Washington Post that, “President Trump on Friday linked China’s handling of the initial coronavirus outbreak with his irritation over slow progress toward implementing the trade deal he […]

Ag Trade Issues: Meeting Chinese Phase One Targets a “‘Herculean Task” May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
Emiko Terazono and Sun Yu reported today at The Financial Times Online that, “Brazil’s soyabean shipments to China hit a monthly record of more than 9m tonnes in April, casting doubt on whether Beijing can meet the first-year […]

U.S., China Trade Talks Remain “On Track,” Phase One Obligations Expected To Be Met May 8, 2020

🕔May 8, 2020
Bloomberg News reported last night that, “The top trade negotiators for China and the U.S. pledged to create favorable conditions for implementation of the bilateral trade deal and cooperate on the economy and public […]

Coronavirus: China “Very, Very Committed” to Phase 1, Skepticism Remains May 4, 2020

🕔May 4, 2020
Reuters News reported last week that, “China remains ‘very, very committed‘ to meeting its commitments under a Phase 1 trade deal with the United States, despite the unprecedented economic and health impacts […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Prompts Ag Market Recalibration, But For How Long? – DTN Jan 30, 2020

🕔Jan 30, 2020
When the calendar year 2020 started and people across Asia began to anticipate the Lunar New Year celebrations marking the start of a zodiac “year of the rat,” there wasn’t […]

Trade Agreement: Yet Another Excuse To Overplant? Jan 24, 2020

🕔Jan 24, 2020
Three centuries of agricultural exports: When they’re hot, they’re hot and when they’re not, they’re not As we look at the Phase 1 trade agreement between the U.S. and China […]

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