June 4, 2018

Minnesota poultry executive hoping China will lift its poultry import ban

USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agriculture Services Ted McKinney is leading a trade mission in China this week. He’s hoping to get the Chinese to lift their ban on imports of U.S. poultry. Steve Olson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers and Chicken and Egg Association says the Chinese market is an important one for his state’s poultry producers and he’s hoping they can get that ban lifted. Click here to read more and listen to the radio interview.

U.S. 2018 ag exports seen dropping 6%, USDA report says
U.S. agricultural trade for fiscal year 2018, is expected to drop $500 million from the USDA’s November forecast and $1.0 billion below last year.
In its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade report Thursday, USDA pegged demand for ag products such as oilseeds and product exports to decline 6%.  Read more

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