Wednesday, August 5, 2020

International News/Trade

Farmers Business Network Acquires Australia’s Farmsave

Farmers Business Network has acquired Farmsave, an online agricultural inputs platform that provides real-time input pricing transparency and services to thousands of independent Australian farmers. Much like FBN, Farmsave gives farmers across Australia access...

The U.S., Japan Organic Trade Pact Now Includes Livestock

The USDA says livestock is now added to the list of products included in the organic trade arrangement between the U.S. and Japan. The Fence Post.com says livestock can now be certified to either...

White House: China Deal is “On Track”

Officials in the Trump Administration are talking positively about China’s commitments in implementing the Phase One trade deal with the U.S. Politico says that’s even as the coronavirus outbreak, that began in China is...

Renewed China Trade War Concerns Hit Grain Futures

Grain futures are lower following Thursday's Washington Post report, President Trump plans to levy new tariffs on China to punish the country for their response to coronavirus. This type of action could put the...

Administration Won’t Drop Tariffs to Boost Economy

Previous reports have suggested administration officials were considering suspending tariffs to stimulate the U.S. economy. However, the top trade adviser for the White House, Peter Navarro, says the Trump administration isn’t considering that right...
EU

EU Trade Official Cancels Trip to U.S., Canada

European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan canceled plans to travel to the U.S. and Canada next week due to the coronavirus. An EU spokesperson told Politico, "The trip has been canceled and will be...

Progress on Implementing the Phase One Trade Deal with China

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments in the Phase One trade deal. The countries first entered into...

Brazilian Beef is Back in the U.S.

Late last week, the USDA reopened the door into the U.S. market for imports of raw beef from Brazil. The agency says the world’s largest beef exporter has taken the right steps to improve...

Pork Pessimistic on EU; Cattle Optimistic on China

U.S. pork producers don’t seem optimistic about a potential trade deal with the European Union coming together anytime soon. Nick Giordano is the Vice President of Global Government Affairs for the National Pork Producers...
EU

EU Sets a Target Date for U.S. Trade Deal

Phil Hogan, European Union Trade Chief, says he’s looking to have a trade deal in place with the Trump Administration and the U.S. by March 18. Politico says he’s working on a package of...

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