Cargill Launches Fedbytrade Campaign

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

Cargill is launching a new campaign to provide stories that consumers can understand regarding how trade helps feed the world. The new initiative is called FedbyTrade, highlighting how companies are speaking up against the Trump Administration’s public criticisms of trade and the trade deficits. The campaign is designed to provide facts about trade and trade deals. Cargill is also encouraging …


Mend, Don’t End NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Officials from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. will begin a technical round of meetings on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Monday. Top negotiating officials aren’t scheduled to be in Washington next week. They’ll appear at the next formal round of talks, which will be next January in Montreal. National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jim Mulhern …


Canadian Ambassador Optimistic on NAFTA Negotiations

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. says the target date of March as a finishing point to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations is very possible. He tells Bloomberg it’s possible if the three sides can overcome some sticking points, including U.S. demands for tougher auto quotas. David McNaughton tells Bloomberg he’s hopeful the deal with be done by …


Corn Industry Meet with Mexico Regarding Trade

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

Corn industry leaders visited Mexico last week to reinsure the importance of trade. The National Corn Growers and the U.S. Grains Council hosted the joint mission, which also included a group of leaders visiting South Korea. NCGA President Kevin Skunes was part of the group that traveled to Mexico. Trip The group met with agriculture officials, grain association representatives and …


Farmers Discuss Trade with South Korea

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

U.S. farmers travelled to South Korea recently to ensure the importance and willingness to continue trade between the two nations. South Korea is a top destination for U.S. corn. The U.S. and South Korea are considering a renegotiation of KORUS, The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. U.S. Grains Council Chair Deb Keller says that as those talks continue, South Korea also …

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State Farm Bureau Study Estimates Cost of NAFTA Withdraw

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A study from the Nebraska Farm Bureau finds withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could cost farms in the state up to $55,000 each, annually. The report identifies the 2016 export value of individual Nebraska agriculture commodities to both Canada and Mexico. Analysis in the report also assigns a dollar value of NAFTA on a unit basis …


USDA Emphasizing Trade Expansion

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Ted McKinney, the new USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, has been busy since being sworn in. He’s visited India, Brazil, Colombia, and Panama recently with the goal of increasing trade opportunities. Capital Press Dot Com says the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is putting a new emphasis on generating more trade opportunities overseas for American agriculture. Ag …

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Mexican Ambassador: 50% Chance NAFTA is Terminated

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Mexican Ambassador says there is a 50-50 chance that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be “terminated.” Geronimo Gutierrez says there are tensions hanging over the three sides in the negotiations and that’s creating an air of uncertainty. The Hill Dot Com says despite that, he still thinks a deal to update the agreement can be done …


Trump Talks Trade with Senators

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Several pro-trade Republicans met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss trade. Their goal was to let the president know on a face-to-face basis how important the North American Free Trade Agreement is and to keep negotiating. U.S. officials have taken a hard-line stance in the negotiations with Canada and Mexico, causing concern that the talks could fall apart …


NAFTA Has Been Good for Peanuts

Dan Peanuts, Trade

The U.S. exported more than $12 billion of agricultural products to Mexico last year, including over 82,000 metric tons of peanuts. According to a story from Tyron Spearman, Mexico now ranks the number two buyer of U.S. exports, and overall NAFTA has been good for the peanut industry. NAFTA Has Been Good for Peanuts