foreign agricultural

Foreign Agricultural Service Builds Global Markets

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), built global markets for U.S. agriculture in 2019. Tyron Spearman has the story. Foreign Agricultural Service Builds Global Markets for U.S. Agriculture in 2019 (USDA/FAS) — Throughout 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continued to deliver on its promise to pursue free, fair and reciprocal trade and …


Pleased With House Passage of USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Many in agriculture were quick to praise the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Thursday, after the measure passed by a vote of 385-41. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, said this agreement strengthens our trade relationships with Canada and Mexico. Bacus looks ahead to the agreement’s prospects in the U.S. Senate


USMCA Vote Moves Deal Closer to Ratification

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continues forward progress with the House of Representatives passing the trade deal by a large margin. The USMCA vote was 385 to 41 in favor of moving the legislation closer to ratification by the Senate.  Several agricultural groups have issued statements of support and appreciation for moving the agreement through Congress. “The USMCA will provide continuity …

agricultural outlook

Agricultural Outlook Hopeful as New Year Approaches

Dan Alabama, Economy, Education, Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Trade

Some of the brightest minds in agriculture met Dec. 10 in Auburn to share ideas, discuss research and learn more about the current global agricultural outlook. Alabama Extension partnered with Auburn University’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences to bring a wide variety of speakers to the Alabama Row Crops Short Course to share updates with Alabama farmers. Speakers …

phase one

Groups Respond to China Phase One Trade News

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

NCBA Welcomes First Phase In U.S./China Trade Deal (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement that the U.S. and China have agreed to a phase one trade deal: “The announcement of a phase one deal with China is welcome news for the U.S. beef industry. While we wait to learn …

phase one trade deal

‘Very Large’ Chinese Trade Agreement Reached

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

After nearly 18 months of negotiation, a limited Chinese trade agreement was announced on Friday morning. President Donald Trump confirmed via Twitter that the first phase of a trade deal with China had been reached, which will include “massive purchases” of American agricultural products. The United States will be canceling a scheduled increase in tariffs while maintaining a 25 percent tariff …

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Seven Trade Missions to Expand Ag Exports Planned for 2020

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be embarking on a record of seven agribusiness trade missions in 2020 to foster trade relationships and diversify export opportunities for America’s farmers and ranchers. The trade missions will begin in March with a trip to the North African countries of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. That will be followed by a trade trip …


Cattlemen Celebrate Finalization of Trade Deal With Japan

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

NCBA Honored to Be Part of Process From Day One to White House Signing Ceremony (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement in response to Japan’s final approval of a trade deal that will lower tariffs for U.S. beef exports to that nation: “There’s just no other way to say it: this is …