Navarro: Congress Will Pass USMCA Yet This Year

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB-September 11, 2019) — Peter Navarro says there is a 100 percent chance Congress will pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The advisor to President Donald Trump told CNBC news that he “can’t imagine that Nancy Pelosi would not put this on the floor to at least have a vote.” He expects the vote will occur before the end of this …

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Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports in Canada

Dan Aquaculture, Corn, Exports/Imports, Forestry, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

(USDA/FAS) — Canada is the United States’ largest export market for agricultural and agricultural-related products (includes distilled spirits, ethanol, biodiesel, fish, and forest products) with exports valued at $25 billion in 2018, accounting for more than 15 percent of total U.S. agricultural exports to the world. Canada is the only market where U.S. agricultural exports have consistently exceeded $20 billion …


Alabama Ag Commissioner Pate Supports USMCA

Dan Alabama, Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Trade

Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate issued the following statement on July 26, 2019: Alabama’s agricultural and forestry producers and related industries have been resilient in the face of hurricanes, tornados, floods, and droughts that devastated our state in the last few months. In addition to weathering these natural disasters, farmers and foresters now find themselves literally waiting on an Act …


Livestock Industry: Pass USMCA

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

(NAFB) — Tuesday, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to review the state of the U.S. livestock and poultry economies. Livestock industry witnesses were unanimous in their message to Congress—pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) now. Here is John Zimmerman for the National Turkey Federation. “Our number one priority is passage of USMCA. Our …


Time Running Out on USMCA Summer Vote

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

(NAFB) — Supporters of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) have been pushing for some time to see a summer vote on the deal. They’d like Congress to ratify the deal before they head off on their August recess. However, House Democrats say they’re not in a hurry to hold a vote. That pre-recess legislative window is getting closer to slamming …


Summer Passage of USMCA Looking Doubtful

Dan Legislative, Trade

(NAFB) — Key lawmakers in Washington, D.C. cast significant doubt on the possibility of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) getting passed through Congress yet this summer. This comes in spite of the fact that political pressure is ramping up. Congress has a long summer recess rapidly approaching. Politico says it’s looking like Democrats are sticking to their ideas that the …


Senate in Mexico Ratifies USMCA

Dan Trade

It has been announced that the Senate in Mexico officially passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), making it the first country to ratify the new North American trade pact. As Gary Crawford reports, the trade deal is one step closer to becoming an operational reality.


U.S., Canada, Agree to ASF Zoning Measures

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

The United States and Canada announced a plan this week to allow for “safe trade” to continue if African swine fever is reported in either country. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have worked to modify their export certificates to allow trade of live swine, pet food and animal by-products and meat to continue in …


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. …


Senate Finance Plans USMCA Hearing

Dan Legislative, Trade

Senator Chuck Grassley this week announced a planned hearing regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Grassley, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, says the committee will hear testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The committee will hold the hearing, “The President’s 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” next Tuesday morning. Grassley told reporters earlier this week, following …