trade mission

USDA Trade Mission to Expand Export Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture in Brazil

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

During a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade mission to São Paulo and Recife, Brazil, Sept. 25-29, leaders from 24 U.S. agribusinesses and trade organizations will explore opportunities to expand their agricultural exports and further develop their business relationships in Brazil. “Brazil holds significant untapped market potential for U.S. exporters,” said Mark Slupek, deputy administrator of the Office of Trade …

trade teams

South Korea Trade Teams Tour U.S. Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Grains Council says trade teams from South Korea visiting the U.S. over the last three months helps solidify trade between the U.S. and Korea under the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, known as KORUS. The Council has been hosting trade teams this summer from South Korea, visiting U.S. farmers and grain suppliers in eight states. USGC says South Korean …

pork argentina

U.S. Pork to Soon Be Allowed in Argentina

Dan Pork

The U.S. and Argentina have agreed to terms that could soon allow U.S. pork to be sold in Argentina for the first time in decades. Gary Crawford has the story.     Nick Giordano, Vice President of Global Government Affairs with the National Pork Producers Council, talks about the growing appetite in Argentina for pork.

farm trade

U.S. to Pursue Other Trade Openings During NAFTA Talks

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. will continue to pursue other trade openings during expected months of talks to modernize NAFTA. Major new bilateral deals may have to await the conclusion of NAFTA talks. U.S. agriculture has one eye on protecting years of gains under NAFTA, but the other on U.S. efforts to expand ag trade elsewhere, after President Trump ditched TPP. U.S. Trade …

nafta

Wall Street Journal Names Agriculture a NAFTA Issue to Watch

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

With the first round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) set for Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal listed agriculture as an issue to watch throughout the negotiation process. Noting that corn, beef and pork producers are happy with the current NAFTA, The Wall Street Journal points out that disagreements over agriculture can quickly turn bitter in …

nafta

NAFTA is a Problem for U.S. Specialty Crop Industry

Dan Specialty Crops, Trade

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing Wednesday to highlight opportunities for agriculture in the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Chairman Michael Conaway and members of the committee heard from various stakeholder groups on opportunities to achieve the best deal possible for American agriculture. One of those providing testimony was Executive Vice President of the …

farm trade

Trade Retaliation Worries Ag Groups

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

18 agriculture groups representing the majority of production agriculture sent a letter to the Trump administration recommending it avoid placing restrictions on steel and aluminum imports. The groups are worried that such a move would negatively impact U.S. food and agriculture exports. The groups said in the letter that, “the aftermath of those restrictions could be disastrous for the global …

cuba

American Farm Bureau Cautions on Cuba

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “We urge the administration to exercise caution in rolling out any new restrictions on doing business with Cuba that would limit our agricultural export opportunities. We should be doing more, not less, to encourage U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. Our farmers and ranchers and the Cuban people …

wall talk

Agri View: Talk Continues on Effects of the Wall

Dan Agri View, Labor and Immigration, Trade

Everett Griner talks about how the wall will affect agriculture in today’s Agri View.       Well, talk continues about the wall. What is it going to cost? Estimates range from 8 billion to 25 billion dollars. Whatever the cost, constructing that wall is not the only thing that generates financial repercussions. Trade, especially farm trade. Sale of farm …