Articles By Reuters

Jul 10, 2020

Trump Says He is not Thinking about a 'Phase 2' China Trade Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday his not currently thinking about negotiating a "Phase 2" trade deal with China as relations between Washington and Beijing sour.

Jul 10, 2020

China Books Second-Biggest U.S. Corn Purchase on Record

China booked its second-largest single-day U.S. corn purchase on record, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data released on Friday.

Jul 09, 2020

USTR Lighthizer: Bilateral Trade Pacts Conflict with Multilaterals

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday said the world needed either a multilateral system to govern global trade or a series of bilateral agreements, but the two were in conflict with each other.

FILE PHOTO: Logo of Bayer AG at a plant of the German pharmaceutical and chemical maker in Wuppertal
Jul 07, 2020

Bayer Shares Fall After Judge Questions Part of Proposed Settlement

Bayer shares fell more 6% on Tuesday after a U.S. judge questioned part of the German company's proposed settlement to deal with future claims relating to allegations that Roundup caused cancer.

China trade
Jul 06, 2020

U.S. Trade Groups Urge China to Increase Buys of U.S. Goods, Services

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and over 40 trade associations on Monday urged top American and Chinese officials to redouble efforts to implement a Phase 1 trade agreement.

Jul 02, 2020

EPA puts 2021 Biofuel Blending Mandate Proposal On Hold Indefinitely

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put on hold indefinitely a proposal for the amount of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel next year, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Jul 02, 2020

Farmers Scramble for Help as COVID-19 Scuttles Immigrant Workforce

The novel coronavirus delayed the arrival of seasonal immigrants who normally help harvest U.S. wheat, leaving farmers to depend on high school students, school bus drivers, laid-off oilfield workers and others.

Senate Finance Committee hearing on U.S. trade on Capitol Hill in Washington
Jun 30, 2020

Sen. Grassley Backs Plan to Block EPA Nomination Over Biofuel Waivers

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley said he supported a plan by one of his Senate colleagues to block the nomination of an EPA official until the agency makes clear how it would handle biofuel waivers.

Money in field
Jun 25, 2020

Corn Drops to 6-week Low, Soybeans Sink on Favorable U.S. Weather

U.S. corn futures tumbled to the lowest in six weeks on Thursday and soybeans fell for a fourth straight day as forecasts for crop boosting rains across the U.S. Midwest reinforced prospects for bumper crops this year.