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Articles of Interest- Friday, March 22, 2019

U.S. Wheat Sees ‘Good Growth Potential’ in Key Markets Capital Press – 03/21/2019 This year U.S. Wheat Associates will receive $10.6 million from USDA’s Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development Program under the new Farm Bill. That’s a 6% increase over last year The organization, which is the overseas marketing arm for the industry,…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, March 21, 2019

NAWG Issues Statement in Response to Flooding in the Midwest As historical flooding hits the Midwest, NAWG extends its support and consideration to those farmers and ranchers who are facing the devastating aftermath. Additionally, NAWG issued a statement highlighting the importance of crop insurance and urging Congress and the Administration to continue to strengthen the…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, March 21, 2019

Brazil Agrees to Let Some Wheat Enter Duty-Free, an Opening for U.S. Grain Successful Farming – 03/20/2019 Wheat growers declared victory — “a big win” — with Brazil’s agreement on Tuesday to allow duty-free import of wheat grown outside of a South American trading bloc. The so-called tariff-rate quota could result in exports worth more…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Saudi Arabia Grows Wheat Production World-Grain – 03/18/2019 Saudi Arabia’s wheat production is expected to skyrocket the next two market years due to the government’s decision to reduce irrigation. Production is forecast at 500,000 tonnes in 2018-19 and 700,000 tonnes in 2019-20, up from 10,000 tonnes in 2017-18, according to a March 14 report from…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, March 18, 2019

Minnesota Farmer Promotes Wheat Worldwide AgWeek – 03/18/2019 Rhonda Larson has just spent a busy late-winter day substitute-teaching: kindergarten in the morning, second grade in the afternoon. But she’s happy to spend the last part of her afternoon talking about agriculture and promoting wheat and U.S. Wheat Associates. “It’s boots-on-the-ground marketing and a long-term commitment,”…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, March 15, 2019

Ecuador’s Wheat Imports to Reach Record Levels World-Grain – 03/14/2019 Ecuador’s wheat imports are expected to reach record levels in 2019-20 as the nation’s economy stabilizes and it becomes more open to trade. Imports are estimated at 1.275 million tonnes, an increase of 25,000 tonnes or 2% from the previous market year, according to a…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, March 14, 2019

USTR Makes USMCA Pitch to House Democrats Agri-Pulse – 03/13/2019 The Trump administration, seeking to gain support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement from apprehensive House Democrats, sent its chief trade adviser to Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to try to sell the pact and address lawmakers’ concerns. “This was just the opening opportunity to try to persuade…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, March 08, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: NAWG and the National Wheat Foundation Named New Board Officers at the 2019 Commodity Classic The National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Wheat Foundation wrapped up the 2019 Commodity Classic with a new slate of officers. NAWG President and Southwest Oklahoma farmer Jimmie Musick has passed the gavel down to Vice…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Canada Wheat Exports to China Rising World-Grain – 03/01/2019 Canadian wheat exports to China for the August through December period in the 2018-19 grain marketing year were 74% ahead of the three-year average for that period, according to a Feb. 28 Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA…

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Articles of Interest- Friday, March 1, 2019

WTO Rules Againt China on Wheat and Rice Subsidies Agri-Pulse – 02/28/2019 In a major victory for U.S. farmers, the World Trade Organization ruled on Thursday that China was improperly propping up its wheat and rice farmers by maintaining artificially high prices for their crops. The ruling by a WTO panel that China had exceeded WTO limits for…

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WTO Dispute Panel Confirms China’s Domestic Agricultural Support Exceeds Limits, Distorts Trade

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) welcomes the ruling today by a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel that Chinese government payments to farmers for wheat exceed China’s aggregate measure of support (AMS) commitments and significantly distort global wheat trade. The panel was formed after the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) challenged China’s domestic agricultural…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Trump’s China Focus Imperils $14 Billion in Japan Farm Sales Bloomberg – 02/20/2019 While Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have long signaled the intention to reach a trade deal, the administration has been engulfed in negotiating with China before a March 1 deadline, which could trigger a new increase in tariffs…As of April…

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