National Potato Council: Trade A Concern

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

During the Potato Expo last week, National Potato Council President Cully Easterday of Washington State said the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation provides concern to the industry. Trade Regarding NAFTA, Easterday says the three member nations have to work together, and he remains optimistic. Agreement Canada and Mexico were two of the top three export markets for U.S. …


Possible Breakthrough in a Major NAFTA Obstacle

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

One of the biggest sticking points in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has to do with the auto industry. There’s a little more optimism about progress after Canada joined Mexico in indicating there may be room for negotiation in the auto sector. The development comes just one day after markets dipped on Canada’s fear that the odds are …


Canada Welcomes Possible NAFTA Deadline Extension

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

President Donald Trump suggested that the deadline for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement might need to be extended. A Reuters report says Canada is agreeable to the idea. Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that “a lot of things are hard to negotiate” as the Mexican presidential election is coming up in July. Canadian Foreign Minister …

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Mexico to Leave NAFTA if Trump Starts Withdraw Process

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Be it a threat, or intention, if President Donald Trump starts the withdrawal process from the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico will drop the trade pact. If Trump decides to leave NAFTA, he would trigger a six-month process to withdraw from the agreement. An official from Mexico said this week that if Trump announces a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA, …


Canada More Convinced Trump Will Withdraw from NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada is becoming more convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce U.S. intentions to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Trump told reporters at the AFBF annual convention earlier this week that he is negotiating tough for farmers, but did not rule out the possibility of withdrawing from the agreement. While the administration seemed to attempt …


Canada Launches WTO Trade Disputes Against U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States that challenges the U.S. use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties. Canada appeared to be mounting a case on behalf of the rest of the world, since it cited almost 200 examples of alleged U.S. wrongdoing, almost all of them concerning other trading partners, such as China, India, Brazil and …

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Trump on NAFTA: Don’t Get Nervous

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Following his address to the American Farm Bureau Federation earlier this week, President Donald Trump cautioned farmers and ranchers: “Don’t get nervous” regarding his efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. He made the comments during an interview with RFD-TV. In a separate interview with Agri-Pulse, Trump said: “I’m negotiating tough for the farmers.” Trump says he thinks …


Wrong Trade Policy Poses Risks to Economic Growth

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The leader of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the wrong move on trade policy poses serious risk to economic growth. In the annual “State of American Business” address, Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue says that if the U.S. is not leading on trade, “we’re falling behind.” He reasserted the business communities strong support for modernizing the North American …


USDA Wants Farmer Input on Government Regulations

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Trade

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke to the crowd at the American Farm Bureau’s annual convention on Monday, just ahead of President Trump. According to a DTN article, Perdue told the crowd that the administration will soon present what it wants to see in the new farm bill. Although Congress actually writes the farm bill, the administration will present some …