Posts tagged "President Trump"

Soybeans Lead Gains in Agriculture on U.S.-China Trade Truce

[3 December/Bloomberg] The meeting between President Trump and President Xi of China saw an immediate reaction in commodity markets as traders expected to see a re-entry into markets from Chinese purchases as the two leaders deescalated the trade war that has broken out between the two countries.  Soybeans prices led advances among U.S. crop futures...

Otago merino making mark in space thanks to Armadillo

[5 September/The Country] Merino wool from sheep in Otago had made it to space, taken part in military operations, fought wild fires, and protected extreme endurance athletes. Garments made from the wool were manufactured by Armadillo Merino. Its founder, Andy Caughey, said the garments were being used by professional risk takers due to the properties...

South Africa in a tiff over Trump

[23 August/EuroFruit] Some of President Trump’s tweets have caused concern in South Africa and have been condemned as an effort to divert attention from his own problems in the U.S. The South African Minister of Communications said that the issue of land was important to South Africa and its resolution was vital for the country....

US farmers could take a significant hit from trade war

[5 July/CNBC] A 25 percent duty on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods by the Trump administration was set to come into effect on Friday. Beijing has said it would retaliate immediately. A beef farmer in Missouri, Casey Guernsey, said rural communities were dependent on agriculture. It was feared the tariffs would affect farmers. China’s...

Canada struggles to agree on dairy industry regulations

[18 June/Dairy Reporter] At the G-7 summit in Quebec, President Trump spoke about high tariffs on Canadian dairy trade, which promoted an industry wide debate across Canada. The U.S. paid up to 300 percent on exported dairy products to Canada. Mr Trump suggested a tariff free trade zone with G-7 members, which spark Canadian concerns...