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Trump Asking Japan to Purchase U.S. Ag Products

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — President Trump is asking Japan to purchase U.S. farm products as the two nations seek a small trade deal including agriculture. Trump asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to buy a “huge amount” of U.S. wheat and soybeans as the negotiations continue, according to Reuters. Japan and the United States are targeting an agreement by September on trade …

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Hopeful for Constructive Trade Talks with China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

An American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) official says President Trump’s decision to delay much of his latest tariff threat against China is a hopeful sign constructive trade talks can re-start. AFBF trade adviser Dave Salmonsen hopes the delay to December 15 in Trump’s 10-percent duty on some Chinese electronics, footwear and clothing, will do more than just avert higher holiday …

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Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports in Canada

Dan Aquaculture, Corn, Exports/Imports, Forestry, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

(USDA/FAS) — Canada is the United States’ largest export market for agricultural and agricultural-related products (includes distilled spirits, ethanol, biodiesel, fish, and forest products) with exports valued at $25 billion in 2018, accounting for more than 15 percent of total U.S. agricultural exports to the world. Canada is the only market where U.S. agricultural exports have consistently exceeded $20 billion …

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China’s Buying Halt of U.S. Ag May Not Be Total

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Many in agriculture are concerned after it was announced this week that China was stepping away from purchasing U.S. farm imports after President Trump increased tensions by his proposal to add 10% tariffs on another $300 billion in Chinese imports starting September 1. And while some say this stoppage may not be total, it’s still not good news for many farmers …

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NCBA on Improved Access to EU for U.S. Beef

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

Last week during a White House signing ceremony, it was announced an agreement had been reached to establish a duty-free quota for high-quality American beef in the European Union (EU). The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said once implemented, the annual quota will increase from 18,500 metric tons in year one to 35,000 metric tons in year seven. …

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Strong Finish to First Half for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

(NAFB) — U.S. pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Led by a rebound in Mexico and China, pork export value was the highest in 14 months. June pork exports posted double-digit gains in both volume and value, reaching 212,800 metric tons, valued at $569.2 …

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China Trade Standstill More Bad News for Farmers

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The following statement is fromAmerican Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “China’s announcement that it will not buy any agricultural products from the United States is a body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by. “In the last 18 months alone, farm and ranch families have dealt with plunging commodity prices, awful weather …