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China Plans Bird Flu Vaccine for Poultry

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

China will begin vaccinating poultry next month against the H7N9 avian influenza virus which has claimed hundreds of lives and caused major damage to the nation’s poultry industry. Reuters says the program will kick off in early July and targets all species including broiler chickens, ducks, geese and laying hens. The managing director of the China Poultry Association says “in …

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U.S. and China Reach Agreement to Boost Dairy Trade

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Dairy Export Council says the agreement reached this week between the U.S. and China will make it possible to significantly expand American dairy exports. An Agri-Pulse report says 80 U.S. processors are now officially cleared to immediately begin exporting to China, thanks to the Memorandum of Understanding between the countries. The agreement will also make it possible for …

Nebraska Firm First to Ship U.S. Beef to China

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

Nebraska’s Greater Omaha Packing Company is sending U.S. beef to China, the first shipment of its kind in 14 years. After the U.S. and China finalized protocols to allow the U.S. to export beef to China, the Nebraska-based company announced it would send beef by air freight to a customer in Shanghai. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of …

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China Trade Agreement Includes Biotech Approvals

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release, Trade

The trade agreement between the U.S. and China that focused on U.S. beef also paved the way for Chinese approval of two U.S. genetically modified crop traits. The Wall Street Journal reports China has approved imports of two new varieties of genetically modified crops, clearing the way for U.S. agricultural companies to market new biotech seeds to farmers. Through the …

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China, U.S., Expected to Sign Dairy Agreement

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

The United States and China are expected to sign an agreement Thursday to promote U.S. dairy products. Politico reports the two countries are expected to sign a memorandum that will allow further market access for U.S. dairy producers. U.S. Dairy Export Council CEO Tom Vilsack said last week that he has been working for months to reach an agreement between …

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Conaway, Rouzer Praise U.S.-China Beef Agreement

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

Following the announcement that the U.S. and China have finalized an agreement allowing for American beef exports, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (NC-07) made the below comments: “As one of the world’s largest importers of beef, China has long been an area of great opportunity for the U.S. …

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U.S., China Finalize Details to Send U.S. Beef to China

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade

As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017, by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration has taken important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003.  These shipments are results of the U.S.-China Comprehensive …

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Former Ag Secretary Working on Milk Export Program with China

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told Agri-Pulse a new deal to allow more milk producers to enter the Chinese market is in the works. Vilsack, who now heads the U.S. Dairy Export Council, has been working for months to change a registration process that keeps new U.S. processors from entering the Chinese market. Vilsack told Agri-Pulse the deal is a …

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Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman on U.S. Beef to China

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

U.S. trade officials are meeting this week with counterparts in China to finalize trade protocols regarding the export of U.S. beef to China. The move follows last month’s announcement that the U.S. and China reached an agreement to restart U.S. beef exports to China, sidelined since 2003. However, as the Financial Times reported last week, China already has access to …

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Ractopamine Found in Pork Shipment from Canada to China

Dan Hogs & Pork, Industry News Release

A shipment of pigs’ feet to China from Canada was flagged for containing ractopamine. Ractopamine is a banned growth drug by China and may impact future exports by Canada. China views the tainted shipment as a “systemic failure” of Canada’s program that certifies pork sent to China is free of ractopamine, and the situation “could affect future pork exports,” as …

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China Issues “Wish List” for U.S. Trade

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

China has issued a list of concessions that it says can help deliver a “win-win” trade relationship with America. The list is part of an 117-page document released Thursday by the Ministry of Commerce. China would like to improve infrastructure cooperation with the U.S. and accept greater imports of goods ranging from soybeans to aircraft. The report acknowledges the Trump …

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NCC Statement on US-China Preliminary Trade Agreement on Beef, Poultry

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Trade

“This announcement is a positive development and a testament to the administration’s work to break down some of the existing obstacles that have been preventing U.S. chicken from regaining access to the Chinese market,” said National Chicken Council President Mike Brown.  “With the announcement of U.S. beef access to China, we encourage the administration to continue their work to remove …

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Agriculture Secretary Perdue on Trade Breakthrough with China

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hailed the agreement between the United States and China on several key trade issues, most notably the return of American beef to the Chinese market after a hiatus that began in 2004. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “This is tremendous news for the American beef industry, the agriculture community, and the U.S. economy …

China to Resume U.S. Beef Imports

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Trade

The White House announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with China that will restore U.S. beef access to that country. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden issued the following statement: “After being locked out of the world’s largest market for 13 years, we strongly welcome the announcement that an agreement has been made to restore U.S. beef exports …

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Dow/DuPont Merger Gets Conditional China Approval

Dan Industry News Release

Dow and DuPont announced this week they’ve been given conditional regulatory merger approval by the Ministry of Commerce of China. The approval is conditionally based on the companies fulfilling commitments that were given to the Ministry regarding the deal. The conditions for approval are similar to commitments the companies already made to get approval from the European Union Commission. For example, …