Afternoon Coffee: Trump Says ‘No Rush’ to Reach NAFTA Deal, World’s Top Pork Supplier Rushes to Contain Swine Fever

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The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement need not be rushed, President Trump said Thursday, emphasizing that a deal without major breakthroughs was not worth pursuing. WH Group, the world’s largest pork supplier, was ordered by the Chinese government Thursday to shut a major slaughterhouse to stop the spread of deadly African swine fever. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

Commodities Roundup: GOES Imports Drop, Rusal Sanctions Crunch and U.S. Raw Steel Production Jumps

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For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here’s a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. From price movements to policy decisions, our MetalMiner editors scour the landscape for what mattered this week.

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