Ag Trade: Trump Launches Punitive Measures Against China – DTN Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
President Donald Trump on Friday again pushed to place more sanctions on China by declaring that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous, and the United States will eliminate special trade […]

Ag Trade: Phase One Purchases Behind Schedule, China Halts Some U.S. Farm Imports Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
David J. Lynch and Emily Rauhala reported on the front page of Saturday’s Washington Post that, “President Trump on Friday leveled an extraordinary broadside at the Chinese government, accusing it of a […]

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – Sign-Up Details Released – DTN May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
Farmers and livestock producers can start signing up next week for direct aid from USDA through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), President Donald Trump and the administration announced Tuesday. […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Has Caused an “Ag Tsunami;” USDA, DOJ Investigate Livestock Markets May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Sunday’s Des Moines Register that, “The coronavirus has caused an agricultural tsunami that’s ripped through Iowa and the nation. Markets have been disrupted […]

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: No Quick Fix for Pork Industry – DTN Apr 30, 2020

🕔Apr 30, 2020
The executive order signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump is expected to provide more federal resources to ensure packing plants have safety measures in place for their workers to continue […]

Farmers Seeking COVID-19 Aid Funding – Better Act Now – DTN Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
At least some farmers should be in a better position to apply for Small Business Administration emergency loans set up to help small businesses manage through the coronavirus crisis. But […]

Coronavirus: Trump Highlights Aid to Farmers Apr 14, 2020

🕔Apr 14, 2020
Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported last week that, “President Donald Trump said he has asked his agriculture secretary to ‘use all of the funds and authorities at his disposal,’ to aid U.S. […]

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