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April 4, 2019 An In-Depth Look at the WTO Panel Report on China’s Grain Subsidies Originally published March 26, 2019 By Ben Conner, USW Vice President of Policy On February 19, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released the final report of the panel in the U.S. case alleging that China has not complied with…

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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- 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- Thursday, Feburary 28, 2019

U.S. Wins WTO Dispute Over China Farm Policies, Lighthizer Says Bloomberg – 02/27/2019 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday told lawmakers that the U.S. won a key World Trade Organization dispute against China’s agricultural policies. The U.S. has two pending disputes at the WTO dating back to 2016 that allege Beijing deployed $100 billion worth of illegal farm subsidies…

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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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Articles of Interest- Friday, February 8, 2019

Economists Expect Slightly Higher Grain Prices, Input Costs Capital Press – 02/07/2019 Grain prices are likely to be a little higher this year, but not enough to offset higher input costs, an expert says. “They might even be more attractive if we can sort out some of these trade disruptions and frictions,” said Randy Fortenbery,…

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Wheat Groups Welcome Counternotification on India’s Reports to WTO

   JOINT STATEMENT For Immediate Release:  May 09, 2018  Contact:   Caitlin Eannello, Director of Communications, National Association of Wheat Growers, (240) 423-4345, ceannello@wheatworld.org   Steve Mercer, Vice President of Communications, U.S. Wheat Associates,  (703) 650-0251, smercer@uswheat.org Wheat Groups Welcome Counternotification on India’s Reports to WTO   Washington, D.C. — This week, the U.S. Trade Representative…

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Wheat Letter – May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018 Wheat Tour Scouts Expect Sharply Lower 2018/19 Production By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst This week I joined the annual Wheat Quality Council (WQC) Hard Red Wheat (HRW) Tour for an early survey of the new crop. Each year, participants gather in Manhattan, Kan., and spend the next two and a half…

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