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Beef Exports to Equador; U.S. Milk to China
**U.S. Ambassador to Equador, Todd Chapman met with U.S. Meat Export Federation officials last week to discuss market conditions in Ecuador and ideas for expanding U.S. beef and pork exports to that market.
Ecuador reopened to U.S. beef in 2014 following a BSE-related closure that lasted more than 10…
Branstad Confirmed as Ambassador to China; Cuts to Crop Insurance
**The Senate voted 82 to 13 Monday to approve President Trump’s choice of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China.
Senate leaders say Branstad will now be tasked with a portfolio that is important not only for our diplomatic relationship with China, but also for our t…
USDA Delays GIPSA; KFC to Use Antibiotic Chickens
**U.S. beef trade could be one step closer to resuming with China.
According to the Financial Times, weekend trade talks resulted in China offering to resume imports of US beef and better market access for financial sector investments.
This is the second time in less than a year China has agreed to gr…
China U.S. Beef Ban; Perdue Vote Set for April 24
**Six months after China announced its intention to lift its ban on U.S. beef, the two countries remain far apart.
Hopes are high that President Trump will be able to break the logjam when he meets today with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida, but even if the two agree, there’s …
WTO and China; Honey Bees Get $10million Research Gift
**A former member of President Trump’s trade transition team says the U.S. may need to “walk away” from the World Trade Organization if China doesn’t start playing by the rules.
In a recent interview with CNBC, Dan DiMicco, former CEO of Nuc…
Trade Concerns with China and Another Ag Secretary Name
Chief Ag negotiator for the office of US Trade, Representative Darci Vetter wants the playing field with China leveled for American farmers.
The Obama Administration has accused China of failing to meet its World Trade Organization market access commitments for rice, wheat, and corn and recently issu…
China Reassusred and EPA’s McCarthy Says Farewell
The White House reports it has sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says National
Security Council officials …
Wheat Farmers Cheering Trade Action Against China
Census Bureau data released last Thursday showed median household income in non-metro areas of the United States had increased by 3.4 percent in 2015 and poverty rates had fallen. Given the data New York Times headlines called Rural America beginning to rebound, citing rural counties added more than…

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