The long-run picture may not be so sunny.
"We're so far along in our planting season that we can't change anything", said John Brink, who grows corn, soy and wheat in Richview, Illinois.
The piece took issue with the official USA trade deficit amount, stating that it was $275.8 billion in 2017 instead of $375.2 billion as US trade figures show.
As the administration continues its discussions with China, Congress is taking some initial steps to curtail the president from giving too much relief to one particular company that is representative of some of China's trade violations: ZTE, a telecom sanctioned in April over concerns that the Chinese government was using ZTE technology to spy on Americans. As long as they do that, they are unlikely to introduce any tariffs.
"China has never hoped for any tensions between China and the United States, in the trade or other arenas", Lu said.
"Neither side has made significant commitments at this point".
Mnuchin told Fox News the world's two biggest economic powers "made very meaningful progress and we agreed on a framework" to resolve trade issues.
The celebration could prove premature. Republican tax cuts and spending increases are set to inject fiscal stimulus into the USA economy that will stoke demand for foreign-made products.
Explainer: What is a Trade War? Beijing promised to "significantly" increase purchases of US goods and services, but there was no dollar figure attached, despite White House assurances that China would cave to its demand for a $200 billion annual reduction in the trade gap.
Economists at Morgan Stanley estimated that exports of US agricultural products, primarily beef, and energy, mostly liquified natural gas, could add between $60 billion and $90 billion to sales to China over a period of years.
Corn is seen in a field in Morocco, Indiana, U.S. September 6, 2016.
Stocks indexes gave back some of their gains in midsession trade Monday, staying positive on lessening tensions between the US and China.
As of Sunday, farmers had planted 81 percent of the U.S. corn crop, 56 percent of the nation's soybeans and 36 percent of sorghum, a grain used for livestock feed, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Monday.
Trump is dispatching Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to try to settle on the kinds of details that were sidestepped in last week's talks with a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He.
Asked about the administration's evolving China trade strategy, several Republicans said the White House needed to fill them in on what was happening, as majority had only heard and read media reports about the developing talks over the weekend.
In the currency market, higher USA yields helped to strengthen the dollar against a wide range of currencies.
Still, there's no guarantee that China's trade frictions with the USA won't re-emerge in the future, a foreign ministry spokesman told reporters Monday at a regular briefing in Beijing.
With Trump administration members sending mixed messages on the status of trade negotiations with China, lawmakers are urging the White House to clarify its position and to keep the pressure on the Chinese to stop them from stealing intellectual property. "It needs to be different this time as promised".
"When you potentially take $150 billion of tariffs off the table, that's going to drive the market", said Jason Barsema, president at Halo Investing.
But Kudlow said there has been a lot of progress.
China agrees to the framework of a deal that includes increased sales of USA farm products to China by 35 to 40 percent.
Trade analysts and China watchers were underwhelmed.