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Day ahead – Oct. 11, 2019: USDA trade data, US-China talks, Tomato virus

USDA corrects August trade data to trade surplus, not deficit, Optimism rising on US-China trade situation, Calls to halt Mexican tomato imports after virus find

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Corrected USDA ag trade data revealed a monthly trade surplus in August rather than a deficit. Meanwhile, there is rising optimism about prospects for ongoing high-level US-China trade talks and the discovery of Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) has led to calls for a pause in imports of Mexican tomatoes.


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