Ag News: Reps In China for Talks
**Agriculture will be one of the focal points while Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in China to resume trade talks.
According to Agri-Pulse, this is the first in-person meeting between high-level negotiators since Presidents Trump and Xi met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit last month.
Lighthizer says the U.S.-China talks to resolve their trade war broke down in early May after China reneged on several major promises, including ag policy that China backtracked on.
**American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall is voicing his appreciation for the President’s concern for American farmers and ranchers during these tough economic times in agriculture.
Duvall tells agrimarketing.com, we appreciate the continued trade assistance to help our farmers and ranchers stay in business and continue feeding our nation, and look forward to reviewing details of the new $16-billion aid package
However, while grateful, Duvall says America's farmers ultimately want trade more than aid.
**The California Strawberry Commission is issuing a challenge to consumers this summer.
Thepacker.com reports they are asking consumers to take its “Get Snacking Challenge” to inspire them to create, name and share an original strawberry snack of the summer via Instagram using #GetSnackingChallenge.
Each month, a winner and two runners-up will be selected for the best strawberry snack and a chance to advance to the finals and win a $1,000 grand prize.