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US-China trade war: How did it all start?

Find out what sparked the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries and how US allies have reacted to tariffs
The United States and China have been involved in a trade dispute for most of 2018. The so-called trade war did not directly affect agriculture until April, when China proposed a 25 percent levy on 106 U.S. product imports worth $50 billion, including many agricultural commodities.
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USTR ag negotiator: Now is time to deal with China

Gregg Doud said longstanding trade issues between the world’s two largest economies should be sorted out now.
The chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said China should follow the same supply and demand rules that govern international agricultural trade.
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China may lower soy protein content in animal feed

Move would reduce consumption of soybean meal amid US-China trade dispute
The China Feed Industry Association (CFIA) is considering lowering crude protein and soybean meal content in pig and chicken feeds, as the trade dispute between China and the U.S. has reduced supplies and increased soy prices.
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Special report

World's top 100 feed producers in 2017

Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes over 1 million metric tons in 2017
The latest edition of WATT Global Media’s World’s Top Feed Companies listing reports 100 companies with more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2017.
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Nutriad pursuing growth in China

Nutriad was present at VIV China in Nanjing to interact with customers, distributors and key opinion leaders, against the backdrop of a highly dynamic market environment. Having recently upgraded its local production facilities and invested in people, product development and quality systems, Nutriad is set to increase its market share in China.
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Hy-Line distributor Huayu visits Iowa with government delegation

Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, recently hosted more than 20 government officials from China’s Hebei Province to celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Iowa Sister State relationship between the State of Iowa and Hebei Province.
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US, China threaten another round of tariffs

New duties will include US meat products and wheat
The U.S.-China trade war is ramping up again, as China says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on an additional $60 billion of U.S. goods if U.S. President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to impose duties on almost all Chinese imports.
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