Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on USDA grants to support specialty crops as well as an update on the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The National Pork Producers Council, National Chicken Council, The National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council were among many groups applauding the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded more than $113 million in program grants to support farmers growing fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops, also known as “specialty crops,” through research, agricultural extension activities, and programs to increase demand and address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry.
Today’s announcement is part of a USDA-wide effort Read the rest of this entry »
From The White House:
I’ve spent every day of my presidency fighting to grow our economy and strengthen our middle class. That means making sure our workers have a fair shot to get ahead here at home, and a fair chance to compete around the world. My approach to trade has been guided by a unifying principle: leveling the playing field for American workers and businesses, so we can export more products stamped Made in America all over the world that support higher-paying American jobs here at home.
Over the summer, Democrats and Republicans in Congress came together to help the United States negotiate agreements for free and Read the rest of this entry »
From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:
WASHINGTON (Oct. 5, 2015) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has learned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have successfully concluded today in Atlanta. NCBA President and Chugwater, Wyo., cattleman, Philip Ellis said this agreement will boost U.S. exports and eliminate trade barriers.
“While the full details of the partnership will not be released until the President presents it to Congress, cattle producers are Read the rest of this entry »