Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 17 May 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, Of the many topics of national and international concern and interest this week, sanctions on Chinese goods, the consequences for farmers and American consumers has been the top story. Much was made of the plummeting stock market … Read More

Marc Thiessen: Trump didn’t start this trade war, China did

Before President Trump announced that he was imposing 25 percent tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese goods, he got encouragement from an unlikely source: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. The Senate Democratic leader, who has little good to say … Read More

Trump looks to project calm as trade war heats up

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event on ending surprise medical billing | Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sought to ease concerns about his administration’s failure so far to reach a trade deal … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 10 May 2019

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Greetings from Tyler,          If you planned to buy some cheap sporting goods gear or anything else made in China, you might want to hurry to the store.   Trade talks appear to have reached an impasse, … Read More

Trump absolutely right to slap new tariffs on China

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China believes it can cheat its way to the top: ‘Bully of Asia’ author ‘Bully of Asia’ author Steven Mosher on U.S. trade talks with China. President TrumpOpens a New Window. on Sunday announced additional incoming tariffsOpens a New Window. on China, reminding BeijingOpens … Read More

Pig ‘Ebola’ Virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

–African swine fever in China will impact global food supply. –Virus will move markets, may influence geopolitics: Rabobank. What started with a few dozen dead pigs in northeastern China is sending shock waves through the global food chain. Last August, … Read More

Pork prices could jump this year, stay elevated into 2020 due to China’s pig crisis

With African swine fever ravaging China’s hog industry, U.S. experts are expecting pork prices to go higher and likely stay elevated well into 2020. At least 129 cases of African swine fever have been reported in China since the first … Read More

Kremlin: Russia is ready to negotiate nuclear disarmament

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Russian Presidential Aide responsible for international affairs, Yuri Ushakov, commented on the United States President Donald Trump’s statements, who urged Moscow and Beijing to abandon nuclear weapons, and noted that, the U.S. themselves would like to reach such agreement. “First … Read More

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