foreign agricultural

Foreign Agricultural Service Builds Global Markets

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), built global markets for U.S. agriculture in 2019. Tyron Spearman has the story. Foreign Agricultural Service Builds Global Markets for U.S. Agriculture in 2019 (USDA/FAS) — Throughout 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continued to deliver on its promise to pursue free, fair and reciprocal trade and …


USMCA Senate Prospects

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Following a landslide vote to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the House last week, the trade deal heads to the Senate. A vote, expected in January, could come early in the month, pending how the impeachment articles are handled. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week elected to hang on the impeachment documents, rather than send them off immediately to …


USCA Disappointed in Lack of COOL in USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) expressed disappointment last week because country of origin labeling (COOL) was not included in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The group penned a letter to President Donald Trump following House passage of the USMCA implementing legislation. Leo McDonnell, USCA Director Emeritus, writes, “This administration promised to “Make America Great Again,” but it is becoming evident this …


Fried Remains Opposed to Trade Deal

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

(NSF) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried isn’t joining the bipartisan support for a revised trade deal with Canada and Mexico that is backed by Republican President Donald Trump and the Democratic-run U.S. House. Fried, Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat, said she was “deeply disappointed” protections for seasonal growers were not included in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is intended …


Battle to Claim Credit for Final Version of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — While the U.S-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) did pass in the U.S. House on Thursday, both Republicans and Democrats claimed credit for the final version of the pact. Agri-Pulse says Republican lawmakers piled their praise upon President Trump for demanding that the North American Free Trade Agreement be renegotiated. However, Democrats say the changes they demanded were what made …


Pleased With House Passage of USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Many in agriculture were quick to praise the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Thursday, after the measure passed by a vote of 385-41. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, said this agreement strengthens our trade relationships with Canada and Mexico. Bacus looks ahead to the agreement’s prospects in the U.S. Senate


Groups Respond to Passage of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

America’s Cattle Producers Hail House Passage Of USMCA NCBA Urges Senate to Swiftly Follow House’s Lead (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 385-41: “This was a crucial win for all U.S. beef producers and a reassurance …