Trade talks between the U.S. and China resume this week in Beijing. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has expressed optimism that a deal could be reached within a month. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is cautiously optimistic about that timeframe. “It’s sooner rather than later for us because you’ve heard the cries about the challenges out there in ag country; it’s real.” said Perdue. “Farmers have a lot of faith and optimism, but, they’re really hurting.” Chinese President Xi Jinping may visit the White House in June and there is speculation that a new trade deal could be signed during the visit.
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