Trump, Xi Unlikely To Meet Prior To March Trade Deadline

February 7, 2019 11:34 AM

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were scheduled to meet later this month. However, CNBC reports the two leaders meeting before the March 2 trade deal deadline is “highly unlikely.”  

According to a senior administration official, the presidents are still planning to meet but there’s “too much work to do” in too short of a time period to flesh out a deal with China. The leaders set their March 2 deadline when they met in Argentina. While negotiators are making progress, officials said there’s still much work to be done.

Kudlow in a follow-up to Fox Business Network said, President Trump “does expect to meet with Xi but when is totally up in the air. At some point they will meet, but that is off in the distance at the moment.”

Currently, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is pressing Beijing to make structural changes that would end policies that force U.S. companies to hand over technology or intellectual property to do business there, according to Pro Farmer’s Jim Wiesemeyer.

“The administration has argued that such policies are a direct attack on U.S. innovation and represent an organized campaign by Beijing to dominate high-tech sectors,” he said.

As expected, the soybean markets crashed on the news of the delayed meeting between Trump and Xi.

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Sd, SD
2/7/2019 07:31 PM

  I think zagnut and his boyfriend ck need to take a vacation to the south side of trumps beautiful wall. These two are very unamerican a d disgusts me I served so these two can complain , maybe if you were better farmers, 8 1/2 cents down beans wouldn't destroy your operation. Just imagine what this country could be if we all tried to work with our president, wheather Dem or Rep. absolutely disgraceful and disgusting how those POS's Dems sat on their fat a%*'s at the state of the union when trump said American things that should bring people together , if you are a Dem, you should stay in your house and hide from shame , we are a foster family and adopted two, you people are baby killers, don't even try to talk your way out of it, and over my dead body will there be socialism, one step close to civil war, no joke !!!

Eastern, NE
2/7/2019 06:46 PM

  Leave it Trump to screw up his own deal. He can't even meet deadlines he himself establishes. What a f@#k up! How can ANY farmer in their right mind support this screw off???? Soybeans down 8 1/2 cents, wheat down 13 all because Trump can't meet his own deadline!!

Sd, SD
2/12/2019 10:32 AM

  Whodat,PJ, and KL can kiss my a%# and don't dare question my service, truth hurts doesn't it? I don't worship nobody like you worship Obama, and yes Dems are baby killers (late term abortion is murder) people like you are shallow mindless sheep with your hands out, I'll guarantee none of you 3 are true farmers who did it yourself, so easy to spot Obama sheep , so when these tariffs end up working and the Ag economy makes us great again and not needing handouts , don't you dare profit from it right? Quit farming and give your land to a young beginner farmer beacause you don't deserve to benefit from the rights hard fought battle to be great again , I'm making the sacrifice and keeping the faith because I know America needs us good real farmers , not you backstabbing self ritious wanna be's. if you look in the mirror and really be truthful , you know you are hacks and a drain on society, you give farmers a bad name , some farmers like you 3 are among the truly most arrogant , crooked human beings on earth , I say it how it is, and you may not like it , but I'm not losing any sleep BOY!