Ambassador Terry Branstad has announced he is stepping down from being the top U.S. representative in Beijing, and Bayer’s supervisory board has extended the contract of Werner Baumann to serve another three years as the company’s CEO.
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.
The goal is for the U.S. and China to agree on a preliminary “framework” for a deal to end the countries’ trade hostilities when President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet later this month as scheduled in Argentina at the G20 summit, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad told Agri-Pulse today.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue this week makes his first appearance before lawmakers since taking office, and he’s expected to defend his department’s reorganization plan that includes eliminating the undersecretary for rural development.
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 20, 2017 – The small town of Wever in southeast Iowa is now home to the first start-from-scratch nitrogen fertilizer plant built in the U.S. in more than 25 years. Iowa Fertilizer Co. (IFCO) officially began production at the plant Wednesday.