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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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Trump Delays Tariff Hike Until December

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) —The Trump administration will delay part of a planned tariff increase on China until December. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office made the announcement Tuesday the administration would not implement the planned tariffs. Instead, the tariffs will be implemented December 15, 2019. USTR Robert Lighthizer says certain products are even being removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, …

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Peanut Industry Learns About Trade

Dan Peanuts, Trade

During this week’s 2019 Pre-Harvest Meeting hosted by the American Peanut Shellers Association and the National Peanut Buying Points Association, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA, Greg Ibach, told attendees he supports the new re-alignment in USDA as AMS seeks to maintain foreign markets. And according to a story from Tyron Spearman, Ibach also said the new …

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Peterson: Farmers Don’t Want to Get Their Revenue from the Government

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Its clear farmers are frustrated with the many forces beyond their control, following a listening session in Minnesota. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue didn’t receive a warm welcome during Minnesota’s Farmfest this week. Hosted by House Ag Committee Chair and Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson, Perdue got an earful from farmers questioning farm bill programs and trade. Peterson says one …

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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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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 …

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More Trade Negotiations Not Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — President Trump’s planned new tariff on all remaining Chinese exports to the U.S. is not going over well with American agriculture, despite the patience of many in farming with the tariff war, so far. A new 10 percent tariff on all remaining $300 billion in China’s exports to the U.S. will start September first because China gave no …

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New U.S./EU Beef Trade Agreement Signed

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last Friday, a White House signing ceremony was held for an agreement that will establish a duty-free quota for high-quality American beef in the European Union (EU). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the signing of the agreement that establishes a duty-free quota for high-quality U.S. beef from non-hormone treated cattle. Once implemented, the annual quota …