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South African Beef Imports; New Zealand Dairy Grazing
**Senate Republicans narrowly advanced a sweeping package of business and individual tax cuts after a series of last-minute deals, including a bigger reduction in taxes for farms and other small businesses.
As reported in Agri-Pulse, a new deduction on pass-through business income was increased from …
Japanese Beef Tariffs; Mexico Grain Shopping
**Japanese purchases of U.S. beef are about to be subject to a 50% tariff after imports in the three-month period ending June 30 triggered a “safeguard” mechanism.
A Japanese spokesman says imports of frozen beef in its fiscal first quarter exceeded the amount required to …
Subcommittee Rejects Trump Ag Cuts; China Beef Celebration
**The House Appropriations Committee’s agriculture and energy subcommittees approved bills that reject most of the cuts sought by President Trump.
The bill approved by the panel’s ag subcommittee would still cut discretionary spending at USDA, the Food and Drug Adminis…
China on GMO Seeds; Perdue on USDA Cuts
**A recently announced agreement between the U.S. and China has been hailed as a huge win for U.S. beef because China promised to follow through on a longstanding commitment to open its market to U.S. imports.
But just as important to companies seeking to commercialize genetically modified seeds was …
Trump and Xi Make Trade Pact and Lighthizer Confirmed
**When President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping about a month ago, they agreed on a 100-day action plan to address trade barriers between the two countries.
Now those discussions appear to be clearing the way for more U.S. beef and biotechnology...
China U.S. Beef Ban; Perdue Vote Set for April 24
**Six months after China announced its intention to lift its ban on U.S. beef, the two countries remain far apart.
Hopes are high that President Trump will be able to break the logjam when he meets today with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida, but even if the two agree, there’s …
China Bans Brazilian Beef; Trump Proclaims Nat’l Ag Day
** China has suspended all meat imports from Brazil in the wake of a scandal involving Brazil’s meat industry.
Ag economist Alton Kalo with Steiner Consulting says since China has not yet resumed buying U.S. beef, China could turn to Argentina, Australia and New Zealand to meet its needs, which could…

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