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Trade deals bode well for Washington wheat

After years of poor prices and promised, but unrealized trade deals, Eastern Washington farmers are finally holding a winning hand as multiple agreements are being signed, sealed and delivered. The latest success is the passage of the USMCA treaty by the U.S. Senate 89 to 10 on Jan. 16. But a preliminary trade agreement with China, the details of which ... Read More »

Phase One trade deal should restore China’s demand for US wheat

From U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) are very encouraged by the signing of a Phase One trade agreement with China. Chinese imports of U.S. soft white (SW), hard red spring (HRS) and hard red winter (HRW) wheat classes were trending up before abruptly ... Read More »

Editorial: Cautious optimism on the trade front

From the Capital Press Over the last three years we’ve learned to be cautious with our optimism on matters of trade. But, it looks as though there was some positive movement on that front last week. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

China, US announce trade deal

From Progressive Farmer China and the U.S. reached a preliminary agreement on the first phase of a trade deal that includes increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products, although the amount wasn’t specified. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Wheat organizations encouraged by progress on phase one deal with China

From U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are encouraged by news today that the United States and China have agreed on the text of a “Phase One” trade deal that apparently would roll back tariffs and re-open China’s important market for U.S. agricultural imports. ... Read More »

House ag chair: USMCA vote as soon as next week

From agweb.com The House could vote on the U.S., Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) as soon as next week, according to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.). Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

U.S. wheat leader sees progress on trade deals

From the Capital Press Passage of the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico may be getting closer, says the head of the U.S. wheat industry’s overseas marketing arm. “We need it very badly as a sign to the Mexicans that we’re in this for good, we’re not backing out of this,” said Vince Peterson, president of U.S. ... Read More »

U.S., China said to reach partial deal, could set up trade truce

From Bloomberg The U.S. and China reached a partial agreement Friday that would broker a truce in the trade war and lay the groundwork for a broader deal that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping could sign later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

U.S.-Japan tariff agreement signed; wheat growers take a deep breath of satisfaction

Wind out of the West today was the collective sigh of relief by thousands of wheat farmers, landlords and agribusinesses in Eastern Washington upon hearing news that a trade agreement had been signed between the U.S. and Japan. The agreement will put U.S. wheat on an equal footing into Japan as wheat from Canada and Australia. Beginning in 2018, those ... Read More »

U.S.-Japan agreement good deal for wheat farmers, customers

From U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers The tariff agreement signed today by U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is a most welcome deal that will keep exports of U.S. wheat flowing to a very large and crucial market for U.S. farmers. “This agreement puts U.S. wheat back on equal footing with ... Read More »