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Congressman Wants Investigation into Chinese Land Purchases
Congressman Wants Investigation into Chinese Land Purchases
If Republicans take back a Congressional majority in November, Florida Representative Mike Waltz pledged that the House GOP would investigate the flow of Chinese money into the U.S. economy.  Waltz told Daily Mail that the steady encroachment not only poses a military threat but could also have wide-ranging impacts on the American economy.  Re...
Senators Introduce the Farmland Security Act
Senators Introduce the Farmland Security Act
Last week, Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced the Farmland Security Act.  The two say they effort is designed to increase scrutiny over foreign investments into America’s agricultural land.  The legislation would make sure that Congress can address the impacts of foreign investments on family farms, rural communities, and the domestic food supply. “This bipartisa
Biden, Xi Will Talk Soon on Tariffs, Trade, and Taiwan
Biden, Xi Will Talk Soon on Tariffs, Trade, and Taiwan
Plans are in place for President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet by the end of the month as tensions increase over trade commitments, tariffs, and Taiwan.  The two leaders last spoke on a call four months ago, and the new call would come as the administration considers cutting import duties on Chinese goods to help reduce inflation pressures on American consumers. Reute... Read
Grain Exports Keeping Pace with Prior Marketing Year
Grain Exports Keeping Pace with Prior Marketing Year
U.S. grain exports in-all-forms totaled 96 million metric tons during the first nine months of the current marketing year.  The exports to 145 countries are just under the total at the same point in the previous marketing year. Increased grain exports to Mexico, Canada, and Colombia helped to offset year-to-date losses in China and Japan. Tho...
Haggard: Beef Demand In Taiwan Returning After Sluggish 2021
Haggard: Beef Demand In Taiwan Returning After Sluggish 2021
After a slight volume decline last year, U.S. beef exports to Taiwan have returned for 2022.  The USMEF’s Joel Haggard, U.S. Meat Export Federation, Senior Vice President for the Asia Pacific said this increase started in 2021 when China was “really hitting on all cylinders”, but buyers in Taiwan that compete for the same cuts that China does, hesitated a little bit.  Haggard said the speculat...
WCIT: Tensions With China Impacting Washington Trade
WCIT: Tensions With China Impacting Washington Trade
A variety of political and economic factors, including the increased reliance on tariffs and ongoing tensions with China, have negatively impacted the growth of international trade in Washington over the past couple of years.  A new report released Tuesday by the Washington Council on International Trade, details the affect these factors have had on the state’s economy.  The repo...

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