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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 24, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 24th, we hear from USDA’s Chief Veterinarian concerning avian influenza, talk about the confirmation hearing for Sonny Perdue, the nominee for Agriculture Secretary, the New World screwworm, optimistic farmers, Read the rest of this entry »

Importance of Trade to the Cotton Industry

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The National Cotton Council and other commodity organizations met with key economic staff at the White House last week to talk about the importance of trade to agriculture. Reece Langley, vice president of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, has a re-cap of what was discussed. Read the rest of this entry »

Froman: TPP Can Still Shape World Trade

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Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman speaking in Tokyo this week said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can still serve as a guide for future trade agreements. Read the rest of this entry »

Japan, Germany, Pledge to Work Together on Free Trade

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Japan and Germany over the weekend announced an agreement to work together on free trade. The announcement follows President Donald Trump’s removal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which included Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Agriculture Groups Meet with White House on Trade

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Leadership from 11 major agriculture groups met with the White House last week to discuss trade issues. The meeting followed a series of written communications to the Trump administration from the groups under the banner of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade, organized by the Corn Refiners Association. Read the rest of this entry »

Grains Council Talks Trade Policy with Customers in Mexico

grains councilU.S. Grains Council (USGC) leaders traveled to Mexico this week to hear customer concerns about the state of trade relations between the two countries and offer reassurances about U.S. grains producers’ dedication to their market.

Chairman Chip Councell, a farmer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and President and CEO Tom Sleight traveled to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Merida, accompanied by USGC’s Mexico Director Ryan LeGrand and Assistant Director Heidi Bringenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag Groups Conduct ‘ Substantive, Productive ’ Meeting with Trump Administration on Trade

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Executive staff leaders from 11 major U.S. agricultural and agribusiness organizations commended the Trump administration for engaging in a substantive and productive meeting on March 15 that was focused on the importance of continued growth of food and agriculture exports.

The meeting followed a series of written communications to the Trump administration from the broad-based U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade, as well as a number of the individual organizations, stressing the importance of agricultural trade. Those communications also have expressed an eagerness on behalf of the food and agriculture sector to work actively and constructively with the administration in preserving the major benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement to the sector while seeking further improvements to modernize the 23-year-old accord, as well as to reinvigorate trade negotiations with important U.S. agricultural trading partners in the Asia-Pacific region. Read the rest of this entry »

Changes Expected

changesEverett Griner talks about agriculture trade will see changes in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Kansas Senator Calls for Restoration of Trade with Cuba

KansasU.S. Senate Republican Jerry Moran (more-ran) (Kansas) is calling for the United States to restore trade with Cuba. Moran recently reintroduced legislation to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. Read the rest of this entry »

China: Chile Trade Meeting Not About TPP

trade meetingChina claims a trade meeting in Chile this week is not strictly about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, once led by the United States. Representatives from the 12 member countries that formed the TPP, along with China and South Korea are meeting in Chile. Read the rest of this entry »

EU Pushing for Free Trade Agreements in Asia-Pacific Region

free trade agreementsThe European Union is pushing for free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region. The EU is aggressively moving forward on free trade talks in the region, and the National Pork Producers Council is urging the United States to do the same. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. to Send Representative to Post-TPP Summit

east coast dock workersThe United States will send a representative to a trade summit later this month on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The agreement is thought to be dead following President Donald Trump’s removal of the U.S. from the deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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