Taiwan paved the way for an eventual free trade deal with the United States on Friday by announcing an easing of restrictions on the import of U.S. beef and pork, as they look to boost ties with Washington.
Two U.S. Senate Democrats are pressing meatpackers to disclose by month's end how much pork, beef and chicken they have shipped to China during the coronavirus outbreak while warning of possible meat shortages at home.
As large Chinese purchases of soybeans continue to roll in while rumors of a broken relationship abound, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer assured farmers on Wednesday that the deal is still intact.
The United States will take action "early and often" to challenge violations of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement once it takes effect on July 1, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told lawmakers.
School time now comes with some shop time for Indiana farmer Charlie Houin and his sons. While great-grandma, grandma and grandpa help homeschool due to the COVID-19, Houin works to get equipment ready for planting.
NPPC is warning of serious disruption to the U.S. pork industry. That’s especially with severe labor shortages at hog farms and in processing plants if already severe labor shortages are made worse by the coronavirus.
COVID 19 already disrupted the normal soybean crushing patterns in China where a 2 week drop in crush is normal after the Spring Festival, but this year that dip slowed below 1 million tons for 3 weeks.
With more workers critical to China/Hong Kong's food distribution chain returning from an extended Lunar New Year holiday break, a growing backlog of imported meat will make its way more smoothly into the market.
The President signed USMCA Wednesday, which completed the ratification process in the U.S. However, even if Canada passes USMCA early next month, experts say it could take months to implement the deal.