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Florida Set to Receive Funds as USDA Awards $200 Million to Agriculture Organizations

Dan Citrus, Exports/Imports, Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $200 million award to  57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program to help the nation’s agriculture community identify and access new export markets. The Florida Department of Citrus was one of the specified organizations and is set to receive $550,000 in funding to promote citrus in various new markets. Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried shared, “We’re thrilled the USDA has provided this opportunity …

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Groups Urge Administration To Lift Metals Tariffs

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

A diverse, ad hoc coalition of more than 45 groups representing many sectors of the U.S. economy joined the National Pork Producers Council in calling for an end to U.S. tariffs on Canadian and Mexican aluminum and steel imports so that America can take advantage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Trump administration on June 1, 2018, imposed a 25 …

trade

Foreign Ag Service Worked to Expand Trade in 2018

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The USDA worked diligently in 2018 to expand trade opportunities around the world for U.S. ag producers. Those efforts paid off as global sales remained strong in spite of challenges in the trade arena through the year. Ted McKinney, Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, says it’s been a “rollercoaster ride this year,” but U.S. farm exports remain strong, …

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Announced China Ag Purchases Lack Details

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture eagerly awaits any details regarding increased purchases of U.S. ag products by China. President Trump over the weekend said following a discussion with China that the nation “will be buying massive amounts of product from us,” promising an “incredibly positive impact on farming.” Politico reports, however, there is no guarantee China will hold its end of the bargain, as …

soybeans

China Wants to Stop Buying U.S. Soybeans

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

The biggest move by China against the U.S. in the tit-for-tat trade war could be a movement towards abandoning U.S. soybeans. China, facing a potential shortage following its 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans, is already purchasing from other suppliers and proposing to cut the amount of protein used in livestock feeds. CNN reports that one of China’s top feed …

export programs

Japan-EU Trade Deal to Increase Market Competition

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

A trade agreement between the European Union and Japan will increase competition for the United States. Japan’s conclusion of the trade agreement, and efforts to complete the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, will increase competition in Japan for U.S. oilseed and vegetable products, according to the Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. The two agreements contain tariff concessions for a …