Ag News: China Promises to Make Good
W.H. economic adviser Larry Kudlow says China's president Xi has reassured President Trump that Beijing will meet purchase goals outlined in the Phase-One agreement.
Mariners, Prospect White Reach $24M, 6-year Deal
Unofficially, the Seattle Mariners and Evan White have reached agreement on a $24 million, six-year contract, The contract is expected to be finalized sometime next week.
Ag News: Beef Ban in NYC Schools
The New York City Council went forward with a citywide ban on processed meats in New York City schools, meaning no more bologna, salami, pepperoni or bacon.
Ag News: Protected Agriculture in Mexico
As of 2018, there were about 126,000 acres of protected agriculture in Mexico, a huge jump from the 325 acres planted in 2003.
Ag News: China Negotiators to D.C.
Chinese officials aren’t backing off plans to visit Washington in September for face-to-face trade meetings, as talks remain on track for now despite the recent tariff threats.
Ag News: Trump’s Concerns on China
Trump dismissed concerns over a protracted trade war with China, as Beijing warned Washington’s labeling it a currency manipulator would lead to chaos in financial markets.
Ag News: U.S. Dairy to SE Asia
Exports of U.S. dairy products to China have been hit hard by retaliatory tariffs, falling 43% since tariffs were imposed last summer, but as exports to China drop.
Ag News: RFS Lowers Gas Prices
The Renewable Fuel Standard has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents per gallon in recent years and saved the typical American household $250 annually.
Ag News: March Milk Production Down
March milk production falls despite more per cow milk output, while cheese exports are on the rise. Milk production in March fell by 0.4%.
National Spelling Bee Ditches Unpopular Tiebreaker Test
Ties are back at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. To the relief of many participants, bee organizers have gotten rid of the written tests.
Ag News: U.S. Pork to Panama
U.S. pork exports to Panama are off to such a red-hot start in 2019 that a safeguard measure has been triggered. Export volume already exceeding 130% of the tariff rate quota.
1st Female Gamers Qualify for NBA 2K League Draft Pool
Two female gamers have been invited to attend this year's NBA 2K League draft, the first time women will be included in the draft pool.