USDA Under Secretary Visits Southeast to Discuss Trade

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President Trump previously announced he would sign the phase one trade deal with China on Jan. 15. In a tweet, Trump noted that the ceremony would take place at the White House, and high-level representatives of China would be present. During the recent Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney …


USMCA to Face Additional Senate Approvals

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) timeline remains uncertain. However, lawmakers seem certain they will pass the agreement, at the latest, following impeachment hearings. The Senate Finance Committee did approve the agreement earlier this week, but a Senate parliamentarian has determined that eight other Senate committees must offer approval of the agreement. So, depending on how long a further review …


Senate Committee Approves USMCA; Ag Groups Respond

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

USMCA Action is a Welcome Start to 2020 (AFBF) — The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “We are now one step away from unleashing the competitiveness of America’s farmers and ranchers with our two largest trading partners thanks to today’s Senate Finance Committee vote. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will protect our valuable …

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Chinese Officials to Travel to Washington to Sign Phase One Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — A Chinese delegation will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to join President Donald Trump in signing the phase one trade agreement between the two nations. The South China Morning Post reports China’s trade delegation plans to travel to the U.S. on January 13, two days before President Trump plans to sign the accord. China and the White …


Possible Early Senate Push to Pass USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — An American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) official says there could be an early push to win Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) ahead of an impeachment trial. AFBF senior congressional relations director Dave Salmonsen says early Senate USMCA action is possible, given house speaker Nancy Pelosi’s holding back impeachment articles against the president. “If the impeachment trial …


As World Celebrates New Year, American Cattlemen Celebrate New Trade Deals

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

New Deals With Japan, European Union Go Into Effect Today (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding the new trade deals with Japan and the European Union (EU), which go into effect on New Years Day: “As the clock struck midnight and revelers around the world popped champagne and toasted the new year, …

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Report says Phase One Trade Deal Signing May Happen This Weekend

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Reports surfaced on Monday that the Chinese Vice Premier will lead a delegation to Washington, D.C., to sign the Phase One trade deal. A source close to the situation tells the South China Morning Post that Liu (Lou) He will fly to Washington on Saturday to sign the agreement. The source said the U.S. extended the invitation and …


Skepticism Remains Over China Ag Purchases

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — An Associated Press report says there are still people on both sides of the Pacific Ocean who remain skeptical about the actual amount of farm goods that China committed to buy in the “Phase One” trade agreement with the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the amount will total $40 billion a year. However, President Trump says the …