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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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 …


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 …


Report Notes China Halting U.S. Agricultural Purchases

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports

According to Bloomberg News, China has announced they are stepping away from further U.S. farm imports after President Trump increased tensions with the U.S. biggest agricultural trading partner last week. The Chinese government has asked its state-owned enterprises to suspend purchases of U.S. agricultural products, people familiar with the situation said. Trump last week proposed adding 10% tariffs on another $300 …


Commissioner Nikki Fried on China Halting U.S. Agricultural Imports

Dan Exports/Imports, Florida, Industry News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. (FDACS) – The Chinese government announced it will halt purchases of U.S. agricultural products, in response to President Donald Trump’s escalation of his trade war with China. Financial markets reacted with shock, calling it “massive…on a scale of 1 to 10, it’s an 11.” Earlier this year, China imposed 25 percent tariffs on many American agricultural products, which has been devastating …


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 …


Secretary Perdue Statement on U.S. and E.U. Beef Agreement

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after an agreement was signed between the United States and the European Union regarding beef trade between the two nations: “Getting more US beef into the EU market is yet another example of President Trump expanding markets around the globe for our agriculture producers. EU consumers …


Lighthizer Promises Ag Wins in Japan Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Any potential trade deal between the U.S. and Japan will include big gains for farmers and ranchers. Politico says that statement comes directly from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. He says in written comments to the Senate Finance Committee that ag producers will see “significant new opportunities for agricultural exports” once any agreement gets finalized. The Economic Revitalization …


Farm Bureau Urges New Chapter in China Trade

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(AFBF) — The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “All eyes will be on this week’s trade negotiations in China because reopening the door to one of the largest markets in the world is key to helping farmers get back on their feet. “We wholly support the Administration’s efforts to stop unfair trade …