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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 …

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Fried Remains Opposed to Trade Deal

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

(NSF) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried isn’t joining the bipartisan support for a revised trade deal with Canada and Mexico that is backed by Republican President Donald Trump and the Democratic-run U.S. House. Fried, Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat, said she was “deeply disappointed” protections for seasonal growers were not included in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is intended …

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Battle to Claim Credit for Final Version of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — While the U.S-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) did pass in the U.S. House on Thursday, both Republicans and Democrats claimed credit for the final version of the pact. Agri-Pulse says Republican lawmakers piled their praise upon President Trump for demanding that the North American Free Trade Agreement be renegotiated. However, Democrats say the changes they demanded were what made …

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Pleased With House Passage of USMCA

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Many in agriculture were quick to praise the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Thursday, after the measure passed by a vote of 385-41. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access, Kent Bacus, said this agreement strengthens our trade relationships with Canada and Mexico. Bacus looks ahead to the agreement’s prospects in the U.S. Senate

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Groups Respond to Passage of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

America’s Cattle Producers Hail House Passage Of USMCA NCBA Urges Senate to Swiftly Follow House’s Lead (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 385-41: “This was a crucial win for all U.S. beef producers and a reassurance …

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USMCA Leaves Florida Producers Out in the Cold

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on the shortfalls of the USMCA agreement for Florida farmers.  “NAFTA was originally created to remove traditional trade barriers and facilitate economic growth amongst the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Our great state of Florida is one of the biggest agriculture partners in …

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USMCA Vote Moves Deal Closer to Ratification

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continues forward progress with the House of Representatives passing the trade deal by a large margin. The USMCA vote was 385 to 41 in favor of moving the legislation closer to ratification by the Senate.  Several agricultural groups have issued statements of support and appreciation for moving the agreement through Congress. “The USMCA will provide continuity …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Comments on House Passage of USMCA

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

(FDACS) — The U.S. House passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). In response, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement: “It is deeply disappointing that seasonal protections were not included in this USMCA implementing legislation. For nearly a year, I have called repeatedly for effective, timely relief from unfair trade practices for America’s seasonal produce growers in the USMCA. …