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U.S. China Postpone Trade Deal Review

Clint Thompson Export/Import, Exports/Imports, Soybeans, Trade

The U.S. and China have postponed a review of the Phase One trade deal as China continues to buy large amounts of U.S. farm commodities. The two sides were set to meet over the weekend, but the delay allows China more time to buy U.S. crops. However, the postponement arose over scheduling conflicts, according to Reuters. Saturday marked the six-month …

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Trump: China Phase Two Agreement Unlikely

Clint Thompson Export/Import, Exports/Imports

President Donald Trump recently told reporters a Phase Two agreement with China is not likely. The President said aboard Air Force One last week, “I don’t think about that,” adding, “The relationship with China has been severely damaged.” Bloomberg News reports the Trump administration continues to pressure China over the COVID-19 outbreak, alleging a cover-up by China, among other things. …

Sommet de l’Élevage Announces Expansion Plans

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Export/Import, Livestock

Big expansion plans for an already huge global livestock show is among the news coming out of the Sommet de l’Élevage in south central France this week. This year’s Sommet welcomed nearly 90,000 visitors and coordinators hope to see that number grow in the coming years. AgNet Media Founder and President Gary Cooper has been in France covering the event. …

U.S. and EU Producers Talk Beef Trade at Sommet de l’Élevage

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Export/Import, Livestock, Trade

Now that U.S. producers have established their presence at the Sommet de l’Élevage, they are now talking potential beef trade with the European Union. The Sommet is the EU’s largest livestock show in which exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to make business connections. Renee Strickland, who is representing the U.S. Livestock Exporters Association, has said that one of her goals …

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Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman on U.S. Beef to China

Dan Beef, Export/Import, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. trade officials are meeting this week with counterparts in China to finalize trade protocols regarding the export of U.S. beef to China. The move follows last month’s announcement that the U.S. and China reached an agreement to restart U.S. beef exports to China, sidelined since 2003. However, as the Financial Times reported last week, China already has access to …

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Leaving Paris Climate Accord Could Impact Trade Negotiations

Dan Export/Import, Industry News Release, Trade

The Donald Trump administration is pledging a plan of bilateral trade negotiations with individual countries, but Politico speculates his latest move may hinder negotiations. President Trump removed the U.S. from the Paris climate accord last week, joining just Nicaragua and Syria as the only nations not to sign the pact. Politico says the withdrawal sets up the potential for other …