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Keep Pork Trade Flowing In Updated NAFTA, Says NPPC

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

With negotiations set to begin, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) repeated its request that a “modernized” North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate on pork traded in North America. President Trump has made updating the 23-year-old trade deal between the United States, Canada, and Mexico a priority since before taking office and even considered withdrawing from …

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Wall Street Journal Names Agriculture a NAFTA Issue to Watch

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

With the first round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) set for Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal listed agriculture as an issue to watch throughout the negotiation process. Noting that corn, beef and pork producers are happy with the current NAFTA, The Wall Street Journal points out that disagreements over agriculture can quickly turn bitter in …

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Canada Plans to Protect its Dairy System in New NAFTA

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Canada plans to protect its dairy system under a new North American Free Trade Agreement. As the first round of talks gets underway Wednesday, Canada officials say they will protect the nation’s system of tariffs and quotas that keep domestic dairy prices high and imports low. U.S. dairy farmers strongly dislike the system and want it dismantled. Canada’s Foreign Minister …

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NMPF Statement on Comments from Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

“In her speech to Parliament, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland seems to want it both ways – free trade with the United States in areas where Canada is competitive, but high protectionist walls when it comes to keeping out U.S. dairy imports. Moreover, Minister Freeland’s comments Monday about the dairy trade elements of the upcoming NAFTA talks are completely …

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Renegotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The renegotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement get underway on August 16th. Canada, Mexico, and the United States can sit down at a table to update the twenty-year-old agreement. Former Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator Darci Vetter said the upcoming negotiations represent an opportunity for needed updates to the agreement. Vetter talks about certain parts of NAFTA that need …

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Pork Industry Concerned about U.S. Trade Tensions with China

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The pork industry is concerned that new U.S. trade tensions with China could result in retaliation against U.S. farm sectors. National Pork Producers Spokesman Dave Warner says the Trump Administration is right to deal with countries that discriminate against U.S. exports, just as it will in NAFTA talks starting this month. China may be considering a retaliatory response, including against …

export trade

Agri View: Export Trade

Dan Agri View, Exports/Imports, Trade

Everett Griner talks about the export trade in America in today’s Agri View.       Every grade school child is taught that farming feeds us. I don’t suppose they are taught that agriculture is the biggest industry in the world. And, here is something very few adults are aware of. Most of what our farmers grow are sold to …

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USTR Seeking Input on KORUS

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) Office has asked a group of industry advisors to provide feedback on potential changes to the U.S. free trade agreement with Korea (KORUS). World Trade Online reports that USTR is seeking the feedback by mid-August, after recently asking its industry trade advisory committees for ideas on the implementation of the agreement and issues “impacting fair …

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Cuba, Houston, Sign Port Agreement

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The Port Authority of Houston, Texas and its counterpart in Cuba have signed an agreement of “friendship and commercial cooperation.” The agreement between the two launches an opportunity to “continue trade in agricultural products between the U.S. and Cuba,” according to the Houston Port Authority. The PanAm Post reports that the agreement seeks to facilitate and promote trade, generate new …