agricultural

U.S., China to Continue Trade Talks This Week

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. and China will continue talks this week that will hopefully lead to an end to the trade war between the two economic superpowers. A Reuters article says sources from both sides feel the recent negotiations kept things moving forward. The Trump Administration still seems committed to the March 1 deadline to reach a deal or raise tariffs on …

dairy farmers

U.S. Dairy Industry Supports Changes to Section 232 Process

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

The U.S. dairy industry endorsed bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reform a powerful White House trade tool to ensure it is used as intended by Congress to respond to genuine national security threats. Rolling back current retaliatory tariffs and keeping others from forming in the future is the dairy industry’s top trade priority. America currently sends 16 percent of its dairy …

nppc

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 …

japan

U.S. Beef Competitors Seeing Benefits in Japan

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Japan started cutting tariffs for some of U.S. agriculture’s biggest competitors, especially for beef. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile will all benefit from lower Japanese tariffs. That, after the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, and the remaining 11-nations made their own separate deal. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman has the story.

NCC: Tariff Mitigation Assistance Appreciated

Dan Cotton, Economy

The National Cotton Council (NCC) conveyed thanks to President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for authorizing the second round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  USDA announced that producers of certain commodities, including cotton, now will be eligible to receive Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for the second …

trade

Ag Must Be Part Of U.S.-EU Trade Deal, Groups Insist

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

An ad hoc coalition of more than 50 food and agriculture organizations is insisting that any trade deal between the United States and the European Union include agriculture and that it address the EU’s restrictive tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. farm products. In a letter sent to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, 53 organizations, led by the National Pork …

tariffs

Tariffs Headed for WTO Dispute Hearings

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Both the United States and opponents of tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump confirmed they want to take their disputes to the World Trade Organization. Those confirmations kickstarted the procedure for the WTO to set up dispute hearings. China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico, Russia, and Norway all confirmed that they will take their disputes to adjudication proceedings. …

steel

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Cancel Benefits of USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Steel and aluminum tariffs by the U.S. will hurt agriculture more than NAFTA 2.0 will help. The updated North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), would grow U.S. agricultural exports by $450 million a year, according to the Farm Foundation. However, the organization says the retaliatory tariffs in response to the tariffs that President Donald Trump …