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·         Traders hope for less volatility with China

China has issued its congratulations to presumptive President-elect Joe Biden, signaling the start of its relationship with the incoming administration… traders are looking forward to a less volatile trading relationship…

 

·         Biden USDA transition team leader described as ‘bridge builder’

… Robert Bonnie is former Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment… Bonnie will be a strong advocate for climate change mitigation...

 

 

Traders hope for less volatility with China

 

By Meghan Grebner, Brownfield

November 13, 2020

 

China has issued its congratulations to presumptive President-elect Joe Biden, signaling the start of its relationship with the incoming administration.

 

Joel Haggard, senior vice-president of the Asia-Pacific Region with the US Meat Export Federation, who is based in Hong Kong, tells Brownfield traders are looking forward to a less volatile trading relationship.  “Traders like stability,” he says.  “Traders are like just tell me what the regulations are, tell me what the duties are, and tell me what the rules are – and then don’t change them.  I’ll do my business as long as I know there is a stable trading environment.”

 

As for the duties that remain, Haggard says...

 

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Biden USDA transition team leader described as ‘bridge builder’

 

By Julie Harker, Brownfield

November 13, 2020

 

A former coworker of Robert Bonnie, the head of the Biden USDA transition team, says Bonnie will be able to bring people together.

 

“I think the thing that would characterize Robert is that he’s a bridge builder,” says Phil Karsting, former administrator of the USDA’s Foreign Ag Service in the Obama administration.

 

Robert Bonnie is former Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment and Karsting says, “He also, through is forest service and NRCS duties, brought to those tasks real world experience of having managed his own farmland and forest land. So, I think he’s got some real cred on all those topics.”

 

Karsting says Bonnie will be a strong advocate for climate change mitigation...

 

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