Commerce Dept. Continues Argentina Biodiesel Anti-Dumping Duties

(IARN) — The U.S. Commerce Department responded to a U.S. Court of International Trade ruling requiring it to explain how it found cause for anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina. In a recent filing with the court, the Commerce Department made “certain changes” to its calculations. The anti-dumping duty rates would remain the same for the two Argentine producers and exporters involved in the case. However, things could eventually be changed when it comes to imported biodiesel from Argentina. Read more

China To Cut Tariffs On U.S. Imports On February 14th

(IARN) — The Chinese Finance Ministry says it will cut tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. products. The cuts begin on February 14th and will include ag commodities like soybeans, asparagus, pork, and more. An Agri-Pulse report says the move will cut tariff rate increases in half, somewhere between five and 10 percent, that China put into effect late last year in response to U.S. tariffs. The 30 percent punitive tariff on soybeans will drop to 27.5 percent on February 14, which will be seen largely as a goodwill gesture by China that won’t have a big effect on trade between the two countries. Read more

Veterinarian: Deworm Cattle In Spring

(IARN) — United States producers returned to beef cattle operations, after attending the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show last week in San Antonio, Texas.

Russ Parker, operations manager for the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, attend this year’s event, which attracted more than 9,000 cattle producers, industry partners and stakeholders. Parker interviewed several industry allies, including a senior professional services veterinarian, who spoke to herd health. Read more