First U.S. Shipment of Chicken to China Arrives in January

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry

(NAFB) — USA Poultry and Egg Export President Jim Sumner tells Agri-Pulse that the first U.S. chicken shipment to China in a long time will enter the Asian country in January. It marks a resumption of those shipments after China lifted a ban on U.S. chicken just over a month ago. The Chinese ban was initially implemented after an avian …


USMCA Nearing House Vote

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Lawmakers in the House of Representatives are on track to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this week. The House Ways and Means Committee began the process Tuesday, considering the implementing bill in a markup hearing. During the hearing, Committee Chairman Richard Neal said during his opening statement, which included no mention of agriculture, that the changes “set a …

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Groups Respond to China Phase One Trade News

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

NCBA Welcomes First Phase In U.S./China Trade Deal (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement that the U.S. and China have agreed to a phase one trade deal: “The announcement of a phase one deal with China is welcome news for the U.S. beef industry. While we wait to learn …

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‘Very Large’ Chinese Trade Agreement Reached

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

After nearly 18 months of negotiation, a limited Chinese trade agreement was announced on Friday morning. President Donald Trump confirmed via Twitter that the first phase of a trade deal with China had been reached, which will include “massive purchases” of American agricultural products. The United States will be canceling a scheduled increase in tariffs while maintaining a 25 percent tariff …

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Trump: No Deadline for Final China Trade Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — In a flurry of meeting with reporters Tuesday in London, President Donald Trump says he has no deadline for finalizing a complete trade deal with China. China and the U.S. are still working to reach a phase one agreement, with an unofficial deadline of December 15, but an overall agreement may extend beyond the 2020 elections. Trump told …


USMCA, U.S.-China Deal Pushing Forward

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Both the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and a phase one agreement of a deal between the U.S. and China appear to be slowly edging forward. The Hagstrom Report quotes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as saying, “We are within range of a substantially improved agreement for America’s workers. Now, we need to see our progress in writing from the trade …


Ag Exports Projected to Fall in 2019

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projects the fiscal year 2019 U.S. agricultural trade balance to fall to $5.2 billion. USDA’s Economic Research Service projects exports at $134.5 billion and imports at $129.3 billion, leaving a $5.2 billion surplus, the lowest since fiscal year 2006. Unlike overall U.S. trade in goods and services, U.S. trade in the agricultural …