China Offers to Purchase U.S. Ag Products ahead of Trade talks

China has offered to purchase more U.S. agricultural products ahead of the planned trade negotiations set for October, according to a report by Politico.

China is set to send negotiators to Washington in early October to meet face-to-face, a rescheduling of talks planned for early September. The planned meetings this month lost traction after an escalation of tariffs between the U.S. and China in August.

During phone conversations last week, Chinese official confirmed that the “two sides agreed that they should work together and take practical actions to create favorable conditions for consultations.”

Farm groups are urging Congress and the administration to finalize the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as lawmakers have returned from a six-week recess.