U.S. wheat farmers continue to benefit from the ties between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. President Donald Trump, which have only strengthened since the two first met at the White House last year.
Mexico isn’t just banning the herbicide glyphosate. It’s also violating agreements under the newly enacted U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and showing signs that the government is following in the footsteps of the European Union and its restrictions on U.S. farm commodities, CropLife America President and CEO Christopher Novak tells Agri-Pulse.
China Wednesday officially rejected U.S. claims that China has failed to comply with a 2019 World Trade Organization ruling against China’s price supports for its wheat and rice farmers – subsidies that U.S. farmers say hurt international trade.
Senate Republicans are preparing to roll out a $1 trillion coronavirus relief package that will likely include $20 billion in additional funding for USDA to help compensate farmers for pandemic-related losses.
The U.S. and China are set to go head to head at the World Trade Organization in Geneva next week in a brewing battle over Chinese wheat and rice subsidies, and neither side is showing any sign of backing down.