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Waiting on USDA Trade Aid

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

It’s been just over a month now since the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they will be taking several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. While many in agriculture are waiting for more details, there have been various questions as to how the $16 billion in programs will be implemented. …

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Summer Passage of USMCA Looking Doubtful

Dan Legislative, Trade

(NAFB) — Key lawmakers in Washington, D.C. cast significant doubt on the possibility of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) getting passed through Congress yet this summer. This comes in spite of the fact that political pressure is ramping up. Congress has a long summer recess rapidly approaching. Politico says it’s looking like Democrats are sticking to their ideas that the …

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Working with Administration on Trade

Dan Trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, minus the U.S., took effect a few months ago. President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the TPP soon after taking office. But some of the new Presidential candidates have said they feel the U.S should try to get back in to it. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Director of International Trade, Kent Bacus, was recently asked …

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Senate in Mexico Ratifies USMCA

Dan Trade

It has been announced that the Senate in Mexico officially passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), making it the first country to ratify the new North American trade pact. As Gary Crawford reports, the trade deal is one step closer to becoming an operational reality.

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USMCA: Trudeau Heads to Washington

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Washington, D.C. this week, as part of an effort to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The trade deal has the least path of resistance in Mexico, where lawmakers are expected to ratify the agreement this month. The trade deal also faces a quick route to passage in Canada, leaving passage in the U.S. …

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U.S. Sugar Executive Re-Appointed to National Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar, Trade

Clewiston, FL (U. S. Sugar) – U.S. Sugar is proud to announce that Judy Clayton Sanchez, Senior Director for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, was re-appointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade (ATAC) in Sweeteners and Sweetener Products by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Sanchez is serving her third term, which …

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Trump on China Trade Talks and Mexico Immigration Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Trade

(NAFB) President Trump says in a hopeful sign for renewed trade talks with China, that he expects to meet with President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Japan later this month. Trump, speaking to reporters in the Oval Office during a meeting with Poland’s president, now says he plans to meet with China’s Xi Jinping this …

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Senate Finance Plans USMCA Hearing

Dan Legislative, Trade

Senator Chuck Grassley this week announced a planned hearing regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Grassley, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, says the committee will hear testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The committee will hold the hearing, “The President’s 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” next Tuesday morning. Grassley told reporters earlier this week, following …

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Trade Impacts on Beef Industry

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Many of us remember all the discussions about Mandatory County of Origin Labeling (MCOOL). Over the years, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) submitted various comments on the issue. But recently, NCBA Senior Director of International Trade, Kent Bacus, was asked about claims that beef imported into the U.S. from other countries could have the labels removed and replaced with …