Trade Aid: USDA Issues 2nd Round of Payments Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation […]

Trade Talks: Roll Back of Tariffs Stymie Phase One Deal Nov 12, 2019

🕔Nov 12, 2019Josh Zumbrun, William Mauldin and Chao Deng reported on the front page of Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Beijing’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. and China have mutually agreed to roll […]

Biofuels: Republicans Push EPA on RFS – DTN Nov 11, 2019

🕔Nov 11, 2019Seven Midwest senators and Iowa’s governor, all Republicans, are pushing back on EPA’s supplemental plan for the Renewable Fuel Standard, stating in comments that EPA’s latest plan continues to kowtow […]

Ag Trade: China’s Import Capacity Considered as Phase One Talks Continue Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019Reuters writers Heather Timmons and Hallie Gu reported last week that, “U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand that Beijing commit to big purchases of American farm products has become a major […]

China Trade Deal Progress? Purchase of Some U.S. Soybeans. Oct 28, 2019

🕔Oct 28, 2019Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Tatiana Freitas reported last week that, “China is clearing the way for more purchases of American soybeans in an apparent boon for U.S. farmers. There’s just one thing getting in the […]

Ag Trade: Progress on Chinese Deal, Soy Processors See Additional Tariff Waivers Oct 22, 2019

🕔Oct 22, 2019Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported last week that, “China is still a long way from forking out $50 billion for farm goods from the United States, agriculture industry analysts said […]

Biofuels: Farmers, Lawmakers Dismayed Over Proposed EPA Ethanol Formula Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported yesterday that, “The Trump administration, in an effort to mend fences with the powerful corn lobby, proposed a new formula on Tuesday to boost biofuels demand, but the proposal […]

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: Trump Signs Japan Deal – DTN Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019A large contingent of agricultural lobbyists joined President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday to sign a partial trade deal with Japan. The agreement will lower or eliminate […]

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. […]

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