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Revived TPP threatens U.S. wheat sales

Western Producer

The United States is likely to lose lucrative market share of wheat in Japan, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning the American agriculture industry.

The reason: other nations’ embrace of free trade deals.

“The current market preference for (Canadian spring wheat) over (American spring wheat) may be compounded in the coming years […]

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China implements new rules on soy imports

Excerpts from a Reuters report titled ‘Half of U.S. soy exports to China would fall afoul of new rules’:

Half of U.S. soybeans exported to China this year would not meet Chinese rules for routine delivery in 2018, according to shipping data reviewed by Reuters, signaling new hurdles in the $14-billion-a-year business.

More stringent quality […]

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