Trump Sees No Hurry on China – September 23, 2019

On cusp of trade pact with Japan, Trump sees no hurry on China


When President Trump meets Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan on Wednesday, the two leaders are expected to approve a deal on agricultural and digital trade. U.S. food and ag exports could rise as a result.


Ads for seasonal workers go digital

For years, farmers and ranchers were required to advertise in newspapers for American workers before they were allowed to hire seasonal workers from other nations. Effective Oct. 21, employers can post job openings on a Labor Department site — — and dispense with printed advertisements.


If ASF arrives, is U.S. ready? (Successful Farming): The USDA and 14 states will hold a week-long test of how federal and state authorities would respond if the highly contagious African swine fever, an epidemic in East Asia, was discovered in America.


Farm institute names new president (Farm Foundation): Fifth-generation farm owner Shari Rogge-Fidler, with a long career as a consultant and agricultural executive, will begin work Sept. 30 as president of Farm Foundation, a nonpartisan agricultural policy institute.


Barley prices drops 25 percent (USDA): The world barley crop, estimated at 154 million tonnes, is the largest in 11 years, and the huge supply has driven prices down 25 percent, or $60 per tonne, from a year ago.




– Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue speaks at NCTA Rural Broadband Association’s fall conference, Denver, 8:45 a.m. MT. In the afternoon, Perdue is to visit the U.S. Air Force Academy for a briefing on the partnership between the academy and the Forest Service.


– Deadline for comments on Trump administration proposal to restrict use of categorical eligibility for SNAP.


– USDA releases monthly Cold Storage report, 3 p.m. ET.


– USDA releases weekly Crop Progress report, 4 p.m. ET.


– Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City holds Ag Outlook Forum, Kansas City. Speakers include Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Steve Censky.


– Farm Foundation forum, “Incentivizing conservation agriculture,” 9 a.m. ET, National Press Club.


– World leaders including President Trump address UN General Assembly at the start of its regular session.


– Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, “Perspectives on the livestock and poultry sectors,” 10 a.m. ET, 106 Dirksen.


– Senate Commerce Committee hearing, “Fishery failures: Improving the disaster declaration and relief process,” 10 a.m. ET, 216 Hart.


– Women in Agribusiness summit 2019, through Friday, Minneapolis.


– USDA releases the monthly Food Price Outlook, 9 a.m. ET.


– House Agriculture subcommittee hearing, “The National Forest System: Restoring our forest infrastructure,” 10 a.m. ET, 1300 Longworth. 


– The American Communities Project at George Washington University releases a report, “A new portrait of rural America,” showing “stark differences in health and opportunity by community type,” 8:15 a.m. ET, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street.


– The Economist magazine holds “Feeding the Future” conference to “discuss the opportunities and obstacles to food production, and the ways technology can be used to nourish the world,” London.


– International Grains Council releases monthly Grain Market Report, London.



– The Bipartisan Policy Center releases results of a jury “on what the American public will be prioritizing on immigration when they head to the polls and more importantly, whether there is an appetite for bipartisanship on the issue,” 10 a.m. ET, 1225 I Street NW.


– New deadline for dairy farmers to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage subsidy for 2019.


– USDA releases quarterly Hogs and Pigs report and monthly Agricultural Prices report, 3 p.m ET.

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