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Waiting on USDA Trade Aid

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

It’s been just over a month now since the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they will be taking several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. While many in agriculture are waiting for more details, there have been various questions as to how the $16 billion in programs will be implemented. …

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USMCA: Trudeau Heads to Washington

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Washington, D.C. this week, as part of an effort to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The trade deal has the least path of resistance in Mexico, where lawmakers are expected to ratify the agreement this month. The trade deal also faces a quick route to passage in Canada, leaving passage in the U.S. …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Concerned with China Trade Dispute

Dan Cotton, Exports/Imports, Trade

While it seems U.S. trade talks with China are a ways from wrapping up, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been trying to assure producers that when an agreement is finally reached, it will be good for farmers’ pocketbooks. When finalized, Perdue said China will be purchasing even more farm goods than it had before the trade dispute began. But Georgia …

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Canada Takes First Step in Ratifying USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Last week, Canada took the first step in ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Following the Trump administration’s decision to remove section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, Canada presented the trade agreement to lawmakers that must approve the deal. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered the trade agreement …

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Agriculture industry Responds to Progress of USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

American Farm Bureau Federation The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The administration’s submitting the Statement of Administration Action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to Congress is good news for U.S. farmers and ranchers. This notice means that we are one step closer to locking in vital market opportunities developed with our North …

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United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Pays Dividends to American Farmers and Exporters

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) entered into force on May 15, 2012, laying the foundation for a surge in U.S. agricultural exports. Since 2012, U.S. agricultural exports to Colombia nearly tripled from $1.1 billion to $2.9 billion in 2018. Despite its geographic proximity to major U.S. competitors Brazil and Argentina, Colombia, the third-largest economy in South America, purchases …

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Perdue Says No “Long-Term Fallout” From Dispute with China

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. trade talks with China seem to be a long way from wrapping up. However, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is trying to assure producers that when an agreement is finally reached, it will be good for farmers’ pocketbooks. When that agreement is reached, Perdue says China will be purchasing even more farm goods than they had before the trade …

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Optimism Renewed on Capitol Hill around USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had kind words for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after they met this week to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). Lighthizer attended a closed-door lunch with Republican Senators earlier this week, saying he was optimistic about the prospects of getting the USMCA passed. Lighthizer says the House Speaker is focusing on the deal. …