China is emptying out U.S. corn and soybean supplies, helping make the 2020-21 marketing year a success for American farmers. That’s ramping up the pressure on the Biden administration to work out a sustainable trading connection between the countries even as the political relationship remains fraught.
The U.S. will be losing one of its staunchest advocates in China for U.S. beef, ethanol and other farm goods in early October. That’s when Ambassador Terry Branstad says he is stepping down from being the top U.S. representative in Beijing.
Former National Security Advisor John Bolton is accusing President Donald Trump of asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to help Trump get reelected by agreeing to increase purchase of U.S. soybeans and other farm commodities.
In a wide-ranging year-end interview, USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud offered more details about the "Phase One" deal with China, a long list of export accomplishments, and what to expect on trade in 2020.
U.S. and Chinese negotiators have agreed to eliminate some tariffs “in phases” as talks continue to finalize a partial Phase One trade deal, a spokesman for China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday at a press conference in Beijing.
U.S. and Chinese negotiators still aim to finish the "phase one" trade deal by mid-November despite the cancellation of a summit in Chile where President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had planned to sign the pact, says Deputy Agriculture Secretary Steve Censky.
President Donald Trump’s claim that China is willing to address “agricultural structural issues” in a trade deal has the U.S. ag sector excited that real change may be coming to the U.S-China trading relationship beyond just increased commodity sales.
The United States and China have agreed to a tentative trade deal that addresses biotechnology and other key agricultural issues while substantially boosting U.S. farm exports, President Donald Trump said Friday.