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  • Peptech Biosciences India, National Capital Territory of Delhi, New Delhi

    Business Title: Peptech Biosciences Ltd
    Job Title: Marketer
    Interests: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Organic

    Rutaksha Rawat India, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Delhi

    Business Title: Media
    Job Title: Editor
    About: Journalist (print & digital) at Indian organic industry.
    Interests: Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Arumand Kumar India, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Delhi

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Organic, Agribusiness

    Sudhir Ahluwalia India, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Delhi

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness, Herbs

    How international money wants to invest in American Farms.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 12, 2018

    MERCOSUR, or “ The Common Market of the Southern Cone” was established in March of 1990 by the Treaty of Asuncion and was implemented to create a Common Agricultural trade export import market by its now four signatories ( Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia) Venezuela is no longer part of the BLOC and Bolivia has a rather divided influence in MERCOSUR’S role. It has succeeded its predecessor, LAFTA ( Latin American Free Trade Association) in both economic integration as well as unlimited agricultural capital funding and has evolved into a powerful international influence in trade, agriculture, finance, exports, imports, and tariffs with many allies of which desire and inherently depend on its scalability including the United Arab Emirates, The European Union and more recently The United States of America. Brazil and Argentina are the largest Member countries, in territory and population in South America and each have large as well as highly developed consumer markets... Its principal Agricultural products include Coffee, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Corn, Sugarcanes, Cocoa, Citrus, and Beef. The MERCOSUR is a powerful dominant force in international global markets and originally began with its Members;Bolivia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina as direct Member Countries, in South America, however it is rapidly gaining momentum by its cooperative Associate Member Countries in Central America and its international prowess relies on its ability to cooperate confidential public private initiative agreements with cooperating countries desiring to do corporate business attached with attractive concessions by partnering with MERCOSUR for the sake of obtaining finance, capital, agricultural export or import, natural resources and as an exchange for favor...

    National Speakers to Present at the 2019 SC AgriBiz Expo

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published Jan 16

    As AFBF President, he has worked to unify agriculture and grow Farm Bureau's influence in our nation's capital... Also in 2017, he was honored by the National 4-H Council as a Founding Luminary... She has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter... Duvall and Payn’s national acclaim and expertise match the top quality of the presenters throughout the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo... We designed a program that is on par with national conferences...

    Categories: Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans

    Argentina rebounds thanks to partnering with Mexico, the newest and possibly wealthiest Associate Member of MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 18, 2018

    Increases in capital expenditures and consumer spending were the drivers of this growth... It is this power of our allies our Associate Member countries that give MERCOSUR access to unlimited capital through these confidential and private trade agreements... The country has international railway links with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Agrilend views of Argentina identifies the potentials of Argentina as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental structure in conjunction with its stronghold on MERCOSUR agricultural financial,trade,import and export dominance internationally... Argentina's military forces are more likely to be used today in international peacekeeping missions than anything else...

    Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Industry

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 21

    Application of blockchain technologyThe term blockchain has yielded much attention in many industries in the last 10 years. The emergence of blockchain is due to the lack of trusted system in the market... Moreover, venture capital funding in just last year went $3... One really good example of corporations practicing such transparent exercise is DSTE Capital Limited... With blockchain, businesses and government authorities are able to track and monitor those on non-compliant with international standards and improve their ability to control plant and animal diseases in order to maintain disease-free status...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits in 2019

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Published Oct 10, 2018

    Part 9: Focus on Efficiency Over Growth Farming is a capital-intensive industry. It takes a lot of capital and machinery to produce a crop... Often, that approach does grow their profits, but it also increases the farmers’ capital expenditures. Furthermore, if this new growth isn’t funded with current working capital, then the cost of capital can negate the profit seen from pure growth... Why Efficiency Matters More Than Size In most cases, gains in efficiency cost little to nothing compared to the increased capital requirements to add more land...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

  • Peptech Biosciences India, National Capital Territory of Delhi, New Delhi

    Business Title: Peptech Biosciences Ltd
    Job Title: Marketer
    Interests: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Organic

    Rutaksha Rawat India, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Delhi

    Business Title: Media
    Job Title: Editor
    About: Journalist (print & digital) at Indian organic industry.
    Interests: Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Arumand Kumar India, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Delhi

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Organic, Agribusiness

    Sudhir Ahluwalia India, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Delhi

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness, Herbs

    Cris Coffin United States, MA, Bernardston

    Interests: Dairy, Poultry, Ag Issues in Washington, Marketing, Farmland

    Elijah Opthof

    Interests:

    Bryan Hofer

    Interests:

  • American Association Of Urban Farmers

    Public
    The American Association of Urban Farmers is an organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Indoor Urban Farming.
    Interest: Organic, Marketing

    Farmpally Free Agropreneur Promotions

    Public
    At Farmpally.com, we're helping farmers to keep documents of their farm activities, showcasing them and helping them to market their produce and seedlings to other farmers. This comes at NO COSTS
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Public
    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    The Crossover

    Public
    The Crossover is a group that applies mental models from other fields and interests back into the world of agriculture.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Seed Pricer

    Public
    Farmers\' best guide in their hands. Selection of different hybrid seeds according to relative maturities and categorized by counties.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Ag Talk With The Ag Doc

    Public
    All things agronomy! Get the latest news, research, and interviews with leaders in the world of agriculture. Hosted by Dr. Curtis Livesay, CCA, of Dynamite Ag.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Direct Driller Magazine

    Public
    Direct Driller is a magazine from the UK, designed by farmers for farmers to educate and inform the industry about systems of reduced cultivation and soil health. Sign up to receive your copy.
    Interest: Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops

    Treely

    Public
    We are innovators, real estate specialists, and hands on problem solvers, serving buyers & sellers of country real estate, timber, and commercial real estate in the Carolinas.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Ag Policy

    Public
    A group for sharing and discussing ag policy updates regarding farm bill programs, conservation programs, crop insurance and just general ag policy out of Washington.
    Interest: Ag Issues in Washington

  • How international money wants to invest in American Farms.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 12, 2018

    MERCOSUR, or “ The Common Market of the Southern Cone” was established in March of 1990 by the Treaty of Asuncion and was implemented to create a Common Agricultural trade export import market by its now four signatories ( Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia) Venezuela is no longer part of the BLOC and Bolivia has a rather divided influence in MERCOSUR’S role. It has succeeded its predecessor, LAFTA ( Latin American Free Trade Association) in both economic integration as well as unlimited agricultural capital funding and has evolved into a powerful international influence in trade, agriculture, finance, exports, imports, and tariffs with many allies of which desire and inherently depend on its scalability including the United Arab Emirates, The European Union and more recently The United States of America. Brazil and Argentina are the largest Member countries, in territory and population in South America and each have large as well as highly developed consumer markets... Its principal Agricultural products include Coffee, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Corn, Sugarcanes, Cocoa, Citrus, and Beef. The MERCOSUR is a powerful dominant force in international global markets and originally began with its Members;Bolivia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina as direct Member Countries, in South America, however it is rapidly gaining momentum by its cooperative Associate Member Countries in Central America and its international prowess relies on its ability to cooperate confidential public private initiative agreements with cooperating countries desiring to do corporate business attached with attractive concessions by partnering with MERCOSUR for the sake of obtaining finance, capital, agricultural export or import, natural resources and as an exchange for favor...

    National Speakers to Present at the 2019 SC AgriBiz Expo

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published Jan 16

    As AFBF President, he has worked to unify agriculture and grow Farm Bureau's influence in our nation's capital... Also in 2017, he was honored by the National 4-H Council as a Founding Luminary... She has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter... Duvall and Payn’s national acclaim and expertise match the top quality of the presenters throughout the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo... We designed a program that is on par with national conferences...

    Categories: Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans

    Argentina rebounds thanks to partnering with Mexico, the newest and possibly wealthiest Associate Member of MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 18, 2018

    Increases in capital expenditures and consumer spending were the drivers of this growth... It is this power of our allies our Associate Member countries that give MERCOSUR access to unlimited capital through these confidential and private trade agreements... The country has international railway links with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Agrilend views of Argentina identifies the potentials of Argentina as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental structure in conjunction with its stronghold on MERCOSUR agricultural financial,trade,import and export dominance internationally... Argentina's military forces are more likely to be used today in international peacekeeping missions than anything else...

    Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Industry

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 21

    Application of blockchain technologyThe term blockchain has yielded much attention in many industries in the last 10 years. The emergence of blockchain is due to the lack of trusted system in the market... Moreover, venture capital funding in just last year went $3... One really good example of corporations practicing such transparent exercise is DSTE Capital Limited... With blockchain, businesses and government authorities are able to track and monitor those on non-compliant with international standards and improve their ability to control plant and animal diseases in order to maintain disease-free status...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits in 2019

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Published Oct 10, 2018

    Part 9: Focus on Efficiency Over Growth Farming is a capital-intensive industry. It takes a lot of capital and machinery to produce a crop... Often, that approach does grow their profits, but it also increases the farmers’ capital expenditures. Furthermore, if this new growth isn’t funded with current working capital, then the cost of capital can negate the profit seen from pure growth... Why Efficiency Matters More Than Size In most cases, gains in efficiency cost little to nothing compared to the increased capital requirements to add more land...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

    How Farmers can cash in big with the Agrilend new digital international crypto-currencies.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 12, 2018

    For decades, Agricultural businesses have been at the mercy of external as well as internal factors all disregarded by their reliant financial institutions for a multitude of complexities essential for business operations... A new international encrypted digital crypto-currency is being developed right now by Agrilend, LLC founders to be used exclusively for farmers and will position an initial coin offering in the not so distant future. Farmers who need cash are not usually technologically savvy and are used to the old fashioned ways of having the bank lend, they are now seeking investment but also wanting to remain anonymous, the same as many private investors are seeking anonymity... Similar to cash-app you can send and receive cash by tokens to other users but this time anonymous, and the monies can travel internationally straight to your Iphone or Android phone with a push of a button and no limitations on a dollar amount. Transactions may be for hundreds of dollars to millions of dollars with a push of a button...

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme... The variety was later renamed MD2 to honour the wife of the then General Manager of the Maui Pineapple Company[1]... Due to the demand surge, lately Malaysia is also aggressively promoting the plantation of MD2 pineapple and DSTE Capital Limited is on the pace to be the largest MD2 pineapple planter in Malaysia, serving the rising demand from China and other countries...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Celebrate national dairy month with Nationwide

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published May 17

    Celebrate national dairy month by creating a safe dairy operation This June, dairy leaders, farmers and communities from across America will celebrate National Dairy Month. What began 76 years ago as a way to stabilize dairy demand when production was at a surplus, has evolved into an annual traditional of celebrating the important contributions of the dairy industry. While we take time to honor the dairy producers in our communities, Nationwide encourages producers to mark the occasion by considering the safety of their operations. Dairy workers can have a high injury rate, says Jerry Hillard, AVP of Farm Sales, Nationwide, Des Moines, IA... Fuels/ChemicalsProperly label fuel storage tanks to show contentsLocate fuel/chemical tanks at least 25 feet from any farm buildingPut in place a documented plan for disposing of empty containers or leftover chemicalsMachinery/Farm equipmentInspect all power equipment for proper shielding and guardingRequire all drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts while operating trucks and carsKeep children and non-workers off of and away from machinery and wagonsCreating more safety on your dairy operation is really something to celebrate during National Dairy Month! For more safety information for your dairy, talk to your Nationwide Agribusiness farm agent...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    One of North Carolina's many CAFOs.

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Aug 17, 2018

    In 2013, Smithfield Foods was bought by Shuanghui International for $7... Since then, Shuanghui International has been renamed the WH Group, and is publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. When Shuanghui International decided to purchase Smithfield, red flags went up everywhere... There most certainly is a difference between an internationally-based corporate-backed CAFO and Farmer Brown and his well-run family cattle farm on 500 acres... Yet there is one more part of this story that is continually overlooked, and that is, what does the future hold for the contract farmers currently employed by Murphy-Brown and Smithfield Foods? Many of these contract farmers, who have made extensive modifications to their farms through the years to meet their employer’s specific standards, are not equipped to do anything but be a contracted pig farmer to a multi-national business empire...

    Categories: Hogs

    The Critical State of Agriculture

    By The Crossover

    Published Mar 29, 2018

    3) Access to Capital/Interest Rates: The final area of criticality to focus on is that of access to capital and relatedly, interest rates... If you were to boil this down to an equation, it would basically be:More Land + Less Labor = Increased Capital CostsIn short, this means that there is going to be a ton of opportunity for someone out there... if they're well capitalized... The greater the opportunity the greater the risk if you're under-capitalized. Where it gets really tricky is if you do have access to working capital to make these *once in a lifetime opportunities become a reality...

  • Posted By Robert Morgan
    Jun 12, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-international-money-wants-to-invest-in-american-farms-

    Posted By Robert Morgan
    Jun 17, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/understanding-agrilend-and-the-mercosur

    Posted By Miriam Pflug
    Jan 16

    National Speakers to Present at the 2019 SC AgriBiz ExpoTwo inspiring speakers will kick off the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo this year. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and award-winning author and speaker Michele Payn will both offer enlightening and inspiring presentations during the opening of the seventh annual expo. The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo will be held on Jan. 23 and 24 at the Florence Center in Florence, S.C. Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Duvall will present during the Farmer Appreciation Breakfast compliments of AgFirst Farm Credit Banks. He will discuss the Farm Bill and other agricultural issues. President of the AFBF since January 2016, Duvall is a poultry, cattle, and hay producer from Greene County, Georgia. He was first elected president of the American Farm Bureau Federation in January 2016 after serving for nine years as president of the Georgia Farm Bureau. He was re-elected for a second term in January 2018.A Farm Bureau member since 1977, Duvall has held numerous Farm Bureau leadership positions at the state and county levels. As AFBF President, he has worked to unify agriculture and grow Farm Bureau's influence in our nation's capital. He and Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue are good friends and they work together to promote and strengthen agriculture. In 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Duvall to the White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Also in 2017, he was honored by the National 4-H Council as a Founding Luminary.Following Duvall’s presentation Michele Payn will present Celebrating Agriculture, a high-energy keynote focused on celebrating the people, promise, and passion in agriculture. She will discuss the importance of people working together in farming, knowing your own legacy to get you through tough times and speaking the same language through hot buttons (passion).As principal of Cause Matters Corp., Payn connects the people and science of food and farming. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture - and antagonizing people into action. She has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of two books, No More Food Fights! and Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner and Amazon #1 best seller. Duvall and Payn’s national acclaim and expertise match the top quality of the presenters throughout the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. Established to serve as an umbrella event for all aspects of agriculture and agribusiness, the expo offers a robust schedule of training and networking opportunities. With free admission and a diverse array of offerings there will be something for everyone, said Expo Executive Director Jody Martin.“Education is a primary goal of the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. Programs are designed to give farmers the tools they need to grow better crops and...

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    Call for applications: The Yield Lab Europe for Early stage AgriFood Startups in Europe

    The Yield Lab Europe’s accelerator invests €100,000 into early stage agrifood technology companies that revolutionize agriculture and food systems to sustainably feed the world. In addition to providing capital, The Yield Lab Europe provides access to individualized mentoring from industry experts, access to the premiere agrifood tech accelerator in Ireland, and access to the Yield Lab global network of experts, corporates and investors all around the world to enable companies to successfully scale and commercialise internationally. The Yield Lab Europe currently has seven companies in its portfolio, of whom four are Irish. Going forward we expect to invest in five new companies per year through the accelerator.

    Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

    Illustration Photo: Engineers monitor crops in sustainable indoor farm (credits: © This is Engineering / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Posted By Rutaksha Rawat
    Nov 19

    https://www.pureecoindia.in/importantorganictradeshows/
    Globe-wide trade shows relevant to the organic industry.

    Posted By Rutaksha Rawat
    Aug 25

    What one can expect at BIOFACH INDIA 2019, which will take place in Nov in New Delhi:
    https://www.pureecoindia.in/the-international-trade-fair-for-organic-natural-products-biofach-india-co-located-with-natural-expo-india/

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    Call for Applications: ESA Incubation program for Startups that use Space Technology for Terrestrial Applications

    ESA BIC is the business incubation program of the European Space Agency. It is the best place for entrepreneurs to realise their innovative business ideas based on space technology or data.

    What are the benefits of joining ESA BIC?

    Incentive Funding up to € 50.000 for product development and IPR
    Up to 80 hours Technical Support through ESA
    Business development support, advice and coaching
    IP Consulting
    Exclusive access workshops, seminars and trainings
    Exclusive access to international events
    Access to the international ESA Space Solutions community
    Preferred access to office facilities, experts, suppliers and investment capital

    What fields of application are possible?

    Satellite navigation / mobile services
    Earth observation
    Mobility (road – sea – air)
    Satellite communication
    Agriculture
    Energy
    Robotics / Mechatronics
    Materials
    Environmental monitoring

    Application Deadline: September 26, 2019

    Illustration Photo: A mobile app created by WeatherSafe, a start-up company at ESA’s business incubator in the UK help coffee farmers in Rwanda to protect and improve their crops by providing highly local weather forecasts. The picture shows Francesco Liucci of WeatherSafe. Copyright STFC/Stephen Kill


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    Big data in agriculture and nutrition

    Author:Musker Ruthie

    Publisher:International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) / CABI

    The food system community sees a huge potential for big data in agriculture to lift farmers out of poverty (Patel, 2013), and ensure that parents can feed their children nutritious, diverse foods (Lung’aho, 2018). In the USA, venture capitalists spent US$3 billion on ‘agtech’ (digital technology in agriculture) in 2016, with 46% of investors focusing on big data and analytics (Walker et al., 2016). Large data initiatives such as the CGIAR’s Big Data in Agriculture Platform have made thousands of datasets and publications available (Pineda, 2018). In order to establish a global data ecosystem that yields powerful insights and recommendations on the ways in which agriculture can improve nutrition, the community must ensure that the benefits of big data are for the betterment of all and not only for the few.

    Photo: A researcher uses a handheld GPS device in Colombia. The instrument will help researchers collect and aggregate data on the planting decisions of hundreds of the country’s fruit farmers. (Neil Palmer/CIAT)

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    Posted By Rutaksha Rawat
    Jan 3

    Heartiest congratulations to Lanuakum Imchen, who was declared the 'BEST FARMER' (1st Prize) from North & Northeast India at the Jaivik India Awards 2018, the Indian Organic Industry’s awards function, which were hosted in the national capital on December 28, 2018.

    An initiative of the International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA), the awards recognise contributions of outstanding farmers, stakeholders, state governments and private players of the organic industry.

    The Jaivik India Awards 2018 were hosted as part of the Roadshow event for Organics & Millets 2019, the international trade fair for organic and millets-based products, which will take place from January 18 to 20, 2019 at the Palace Grounds, Bengaluru.

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    Today's Economic & #Commodity #Futures Perspectives

        Hopes emerge for US/Chinese trade negotiations
        US/Turkish confrontation continues as Mnuchin threatens more sanctions
        U.S. consumer sentiment expected to remain strong
        U.S. LEI expected to show another strong increase

    Hopes emerge for US/Chinese trade negotiations -- China's Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen will lead a delegation of Chinese officials to meet in late August with David Malpass, undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury. Wang Shouwen is responsible for China's worldwide trade negotiations.

    News of the talks provided some support for the global stock markets on Thursday. Nevertheless, China's Shanghai Composite index on Thursday fell to a new 2-1/2 year low and corrected lower by -25.5% from May's 2-3/4 year high, which means Chinese stocks are in bear market territory.

    This week's emerging market turmoil and weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data may have prompted the Chinese government to take another stab at negotiations. Top Chinese officials in May thought they had the outline of a trade deal with the U.S. but President Trump within a few days disavowed the deal. Since then, China has been reluctant to re-engage with the Trump administration and the two sides have simply been escalating their tariff threats.

    The new exploratory talks won’t come in time to prevent the implementation next Thursday (Aug 23) of U.S. and Chinese tariffs on $16 billion worth of each other goods. However, the late-August talks could lead to at least a delay in the Trump administration’s intent to implement a 25% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods after the public comment period ends on September 5. China has already announced that it would retaliate to those U.S. tariffs with tariffs ranging from 5% to 25% on $60 billion of U.S. goods.

    If the September tariff round goes into effect, then the U.S. would have a penalty tariff on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, accounting for nearly half of U.S imports from China totaling $525 billion over the last 12 months. Meanwhile, China would have a penalty tariff on a total of $110 billion of U.S. products, representing about 80% of Chinese imports totaling $135 billion over the last 12 months.

    There is possibly some hope for a cease-fire before the Trump administration drops the big hammer with a 25% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods. There could be a model for a cease-fire along the lines of the recent US/EU deal. European Commission President Juncker was able to talk President Trump into a tariff cease fire and the beginning of serious trade talks with only minor concessions such as a promise to buy more U.S. LNG and soybeans. However, the US plans to drive a much harder bargain with China and wants to see much bigger up-front concessions. Indeed, the U.S. is seeking a major revamp of China's economic model...