China needs rice imports, U.S. farmers are anxious to sell more rice and it might not be long before the countries are doing business after more than 20 years of haggling over details of opening up trade.
U.S. negotiators are on their way home from Beijing, but the exhaustive negotiations to try to end the U.S.-China trade war will continue almost immediately next week in Washington D.C., the White House announced today.
If the Trump administration wants the legislatures in the U.S., Mexico and Canada to ratify the renegotiated trade agreement that binds all three countries with virtually no ag trade tariffs, it’s going to have to lift its steel and aluminum tariffs, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday.
U.S. and Chinese negotiators are in Beijing this week trying to strike agreements to end the countries’ trade war, but the damage has already been done for the U.S. ag sector and farmers say some of it is irreversible.
President Donald Trump told reporters Thursday he doesn’t expect to be able to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before the trade war between the two countries escalates at the beginning of March.
President Donald Trump appealed to Congress and the nation Tuesday for unity and bipartisanship, citing the 2018 farm bill as an example of what can be achieved, while pressing his case for new trade agreements and better border security.
Tumultuous U.S. talks with Mexico and Canada to rewrite a 24-year-old North American trade pact ended more than two months ago, but now President Donald Trump faces what could be an even more daunting task: negotiating with Congress.