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Ag Groups Celebrate Trade Agreement With Japan

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The United States and Japan have agreed in principle to a trade deal. In a report from Gary Crawford, President Donald Trump talks about the new agreement. Secretary Perdue on Japan Agreement WU.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the new trade agreement between the United States and Japan: “Japan is a significant market for United …

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Another China Tariff Announcement Signals More Trouble

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(AFBF) — The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “China’s announcement of imposing additional tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports signals more trouble for American agriculture. Farm Bureau is currently assessing the details of this announcement, but we know continued retaliation only adds to the difficulties farm and ranch families are facing and …

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American Soybean Association on Chinese Tariff Escalation

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

Washington, D.C. (ASA) — China has announced it will impose an extra 5% tariff on U.S. soybeans starting Sept. 1 and an additional 10% duties on other major U.S. crops also grown by many soybean farmers starting mid-December. These latest details come after China vowed earlier this week that it will retaliate if the U.S. goes through with its plan …

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First Round of MFP Payments Underway

Dan Economy

The process for the first round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments is underway. Farm Service Agency Director Richard Fordyce says the first payments have been mailed out. Round one of the three potential payments is 50 percent of the overall amount farmers may receive. Fordyce says expects up to $14.5 billion of payments will be sent to farmers, pending the trade negotiation …

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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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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 …