**The Almond Board of California is praising the United Kingdom’s announcement that it will suspend tariffs for at least two years on raw kernel and in-shell almonds.

The tariffs, 4% and 2% respectively, have been in place since the UK left the European Union in 2021.

The Aprill 11 tariff suspension is expected to save UK almond importers about $4 million a year, allowing them to offer a more competitive price.

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**The USDA says Corn sales for export were down 21% from the previous week and four-week average.

Japan was the big buyer, followed by Mexico and Colombia.

Wheat sales overall were down 95% week-to-week and 89% on

the four-week average.

But USDA says EXPORTS of wheat rose 27% during the week.

Soybean exports for the week dropped 30%, with China the big buyer, followed by Egypt and the Netherlands.

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**In February, America's trade deficit reached $68.9 billion, the highest disparity in almost a year.

The Hill says import values exceeded exports by more than analysts were expecting.

The total value of imports hit nearly $332 billion, while exports were $263 billion.

Republicans on Capitol Hill have expressed frustration with what they call an unambitious trade strategy and inadequate initiatives undertaken by the U.S. Trade Representative.

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