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How does US ag industry feel about trade tension with China?

We asked industry experts to tell us what they think about the trade war
With talk of a trade war erupting between China and the United States, WATTAgNet asked several agribusiness industry experts to explain how they see the developments affecting their business. We asked them: How do you see the trade war with China affecting the U.S. animal feed industry?
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US ag groups speak out over trade war with China

American soybean farmers hit hard by retaliatory levies from China
After China’s announcement this week of a proposed 25 percent levy on 106 U.S. product imports worth $50 billion, including many agricultural commodities, U.S. ag groups have spoken out.
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25th IPVS Congress to debut in China’s Chongqing

The 25th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress will be held in Chongqing, China, June 11-14, 2018. The 2018 International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Symposium (IPRRS2018) will be held simultaneously, making it a unique edition for the IPVS Congress.
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China removes duties on US chicken; market still closed

While disappointed that Chinese markets are still closed, USAPEEC and NCC leaders encouraged by removal of duties
China’s decision to drop anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties as of February 27 on U.S. broilers was welcomed by the U.S. industry, but the decision is not expected to have any immediate, direct impact because the China market remains closed to U.S. poultry and egg exports due to an ongoing avian influenza ban imposed in 2015.
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China’s poultry industry production, sales weak in 2018

A lack of consumer confidence coupled with difficulties in accessing genetic stock will lead to lower production and sales for China’s poultry industry this year.
Learn why Chinese demand for locally produced chicken will be lower in 2018 and how restricted access to genetic stock is affecting poultry production.
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ADM, Vland enter joint agreement for feed enzyme technology

ADM to open new lab to conduct enzyme research and development
Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Qingdao Vland Biotech Group Co. Ltd. have entered into a joint development agreement for the development and commercialization of enzymes for animal feed applications.
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