Wednesday, September 23, 2020

International News/Trade

Demand for North Dakota wheat remains strong

Exports of U.S. hard red spring (HRS) wheat for the 2010-11 crop year, which ended May 31, reached 322 million bushels – the third highest on record and up nearly 60 percent...

MGEX sets new June trading volume records

MGEX, a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization, today announced three new June volume records. June total trading volume for Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW) futures and options was 215,581 contracts, marking the...

G20 leaders agree to New Wheat Initiative to coordinate research

As part of a broad agreement to work to improve global food security, G20 agriculture ministers meeting in Paris last week agreed to launch a new International Research Initiative for Wheat Improvement...

NCGA says now is the time for Congress to pass pending FTAs

On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a mock mark-up of the pending free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama. This action signifies the beginning of the ratification...

Ethanol and politics of OPEC

America has a new political problem - the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC.   According to a new article from the Financial Times, internal political struggles are redefining how the cartel...

WTO contemplates alternative for Doha Talks

Reports coming out of Geneva this week confirm that it will be impossible to conclude the Doha round of World Trade Organization negotiations by the end of 2011.  Negotiators are discussing...

Ghana delegation visits North Dakota

Concluding a week-long trip to the U.S. on Friday, a Ghanaian (Ga-Ney-In) delegation launched a national farm show and an agricultural-focused multi-media platform to gain North American agri-business support. Dr. Delore Zimmerman, President and CEO...

NCGA highlights importance of pending TPA with Panama

National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Garry Niemeyer released the following statement on the importance of the pending trade promotion agreement with Panama.  Niemeyer testified today before the Senate Finance ...

NCGA provides insight into building healthy relationships between farmers, government

This week, NCGA met with a team of government officials and farm group leaders from Argentina to explain the role of agricultural associations in the United States and to discuss how American...

Key trade issues highlight USMEF Board of Directors meeting

When the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Board of Directors meeting kicks off Wednesday in Washington, D.C., USMEF members will be addressed by a terrific slate of high-level guest speakers. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas...

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