US Treasury Dept. Moves to Limit Foreign Land Purchases Near Military Bases May 9, 2023

    🕔May 9, 2023
    By now, you’ve likely heard of the Chinese balloons that made their way across the U.S. in late January and early February and were eventually shot down. The spy balloons, […]

    US Trade Rep Tai to Discuss Biden’s Trade Agenda Today Mar 1, 2023

    🕔Mar 1, 2023
    Tai will have a discussion with Foreign Policy Editor in Chief Ravi Agrawal today to discuss the Biden administration’s trade agenda. Tai is expected to signal that Free Trade Agreements […]

    Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon: What Farmers Need to Know Feb 14, 2023

    🕔Feb 14, 2023
    It all started February 2, 2023, when the Pentagon said it had detected a Chinese spy balloon hovering over Montana. Since the news broke, the unknowns about the object, along […]

    Tension With China, The Largest Market for U.S. Ag Exports Feb 6, 2023

    🕔Feb 6, 2023
    In prepared remarks at  a Senate Farm Bill hearing last week, Alexis Taylor, USDA’s Under Secretary of Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, explained that, “With a population of 1.4 billion and a middle class the size of […]

    FAS Report Highlights China’s Corn Imports From Brazil; While Rice Prices Climb Jan 27, 2023

    🕔Jan 27, 2023
    The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) indicated in a report this week, “China: Grain and Feed Update,” that, “Post forecasts MY2022/23 corn imports at 18 MMT, the same as USDA’s official […]

    FAS: Record U.S. FY 2022 Agricultural Exports to China Jan 13, 2023

    🕔Jan 13, 2023
    In a report this month from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), “Record U.S. FY 2022 Agricultural Exports to China,” Graham Soley indicated that, “U.S. agricultural exports to China in fiscal […]

    Covid “Hammering” Rural Areas in China, While Wheat, Soybean, Rice Variables in Focus Jan 10, 2023

    🕔Jan 10, 2023
    Bloomberg News reported yesterday that, “Omicron has swept through China’s major cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, overwhelming hospitals and causing widely-reported, if officially unrecorded, fatalities. It’s now hammering smaller cities and rural areas where […]

    World Food Prices Dropped in December; China Demand in Focus; and Mississippi Barge Rates Normalize Jan 9, 2023

    🕔Jan 9, 2023
    Bloomberg writer Megan Durisin reported today that, “After a year marred by disruptions from the war in Ukraine and extreme weather, global food prices ended 2022 roughly where they started. “A United […]

    China to Adjust Trade Tariffs Starting Jan. 1 Dec 29, 2022

    🕔Dec 29, 2022
    China will adjust import and export tariffs on some goods from Jan. 1 to speed and promote development and expand domestic demand, the finance ministry said. Export tariffs on aluminum […]

    Chinese President Xi Jinping Presses for Ag Tech Progress, as Dismantling of Covid Restrictions Continues Dec 27, 2022

    🕔Dec 27, 2022
    Earlier this week, Reuters writers Dominique Patton, Roxanne Liu and Bernard Orr reported that, “President Xi Jinping wants China to accelerate efforts to achieve self-reliance in agricultural technology, identifying seed development and core equipment among areas […]


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