President Trump Signs U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement; Ag Groups Respond

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

American Farm Bureau Federation Farmers and Ranchers Celebrate Japanese Trade Deal, Look Forward to More (AFBF-Oct. 7, 2019) — President Trump signed the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which is an important step forward with U.S. agriculture’s fourth-largest export market. The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Today’s signing marks the successful end to more than a …

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China Buys U.S. Ag Products Ahead of Next Round of Talks

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Late last week, China said it’s already bought a considerable number of U.S. soybeans and pork as it prepares for the next round of trade talks with Washington, D.C. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce says both countries are in “close communication” ahead of the next round of talks. A ministry spokesman says as China has ramped up its …


Chinese Demand Pushing Meat Prices Higher

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

(NAFB) — China has recently been buying a lot of meat. The Wall Street Journal says their recent purchases are pushing up the prices of beef, pork, and poultry around the globe. Meat buyers are increasing their activity after African Swine Fever hit the country hard and reduced the size of the world’s largest pig herd by more than a …

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More Optimism for Upcoming Talks Between the U.S. and China

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

(NAFB) — The Chinese Vice Premier, who’s leading China’s efforts in the trade talks with the United States, will be back in Washington next week. An Agri-Pulse report says he’ll be across the table from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Earlier this week on the sidelines of the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …

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Tariff Increases Delayed as ‘Good Will’ Gesture

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Trade

The tariff increases for Chinese imports that were scheduled to be implemented on Oct. 1 are now being delayed by two weeks, in what President Donald Trump is calling “a gesture of good will.”  The announcement made via Twitter came on the heels of Chinese officials granting a one-year exemption on retaliatory tariffs on 16 American products. President Trump noted …


Soybean Growers Want Resolution with 90-Day Negotiation Period Waning

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

Soybean growers urge Congress to press Administration to end tariffs Talks are good, purchases are good, but lifting the tariff that China imposed last July on soybean imports from the United States is the only way for U.S. soybean farmers to regain commercial access to the significant Chinese market. “It is heartening that the Administration is keeping soybeans in the …


U.S.-China Take Step to Resolve Trade Differences

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

News of progress in resolving a U.S.-Chinese trade dispute has several in the ag sector expressing levels of optimism. Rod Bain has the story. U.S.-China Take Step to Resolve Trade Differences Source for below: American Soybean Association Soybean Growers Relieved to Hear Positive Trade News from G20 The American Soybean Association (ASA) was pleased to hear positive reports from the …