Agriculture

Total 12 Posts

Proposed U.S. Legislation Would Prevent China, Others from Purchasing U.S. Farmland, Farm Businesses

Republicans in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have proposed legislation that would restrict investment from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia in U.S. agricultural land and businesses.

Senate Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing for U.S. Agriculture Negotiator, Chinese Export Restrictions Related to Fertilizers Discussed

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing today for agriculture negotiator Douglas McKalip, and during the hearing McKalip brought up the issue of Chinese restrictions on urea and similar products.

New U.S. Government Report Warns About Risks of Chinese Investment in U.S. Agriculture

A new Staff Research Report published by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which often takes a tough line on China trade issues, examines the scope of Chinese investment in U.S. agriculture and sets out certain risks that may arise. The evidence provided in the report

U.S. Ambassador to China Comments on U.S.-China Relations and Agriculture Trade

At the recent U.S. – China High Level Agricultural Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns offered his thoughts on U.S.-China relations broadly and on agriculture trade specifically.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Commerce Department Adviser Discuss China Trade Issues

At the 98th USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum Virtual Event, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked briefly today about China trade issues as they relate to agriculture, and then spoke in depth with Commerce Department senior adviser Elizabeth Economy more generally about the role of China in the world, in terms of

China Issues New Rules for Gene-Edited Crops and GMOs, Paving the Path for Commercialization

China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) recently issued the provisional rules for gene-edited plants for agricultural purposes. In addition, the MARA finalized some changes to regulations governing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These changes have been seen as signs of China moving closer to allowing commercial production of GMOs.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Testifies on Chinese Land Purchases, Phase One Deal Enforcement

At a House Agriculture Committee hearing on January 20, the questions from members of Congress for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack touched on a couple China-related issues: Chinese purchases of U.S. farmland and enforcement of the Phase One trade deal.
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