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NCBA President on White House Signing

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

During the recent signing ceremony that established a duty-free quota for high-quality U.S. beef in the European Union (EU), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston was on hand, and discusses the big signing ceremony at the White House and what the event was like. And this is by no means the first time Houston has attended events at the White House, …

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New U.S./EU Beef Trade Agreement Signed

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last Friday, a White House signing ceremony was held for an agreement that will establish a duty-free quota for high-quality American beef in the European Union (EU). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the signing of the agreement that establishes a duty-free quota for high-quality U.S. beef from non-hormone treated cattle. Once implemented, the annual quota …

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European Union Will Import More U.S. Beef

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports

A Reuters report says the European Union has agreed to allow U.S. farmers a bigger share of the European beef market. EU sources and diplomats all tell Reuters that the move could help calm down some transatlantic trade tensions. The deal will give America a guaranteed share of a 45,000-ton EU quota for hormone-free beef. The quota was agreed to …

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EU Won’t Include Agriculture In Trade Talks With U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The National Pork Producers Council said it cannot support a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that does not include agriculture, after the European Commission today issued draft negotiating mandates to EU member states that doesn’t include talks on agriculture. “We are infuriated,” said NPPC President Jim Heimerl, a pork producer from Johnstown, Ohio. “The EU …

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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 …

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EU Cleared to Start Talks on Increasing U.S. Beef Imports

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

The European Union (EU) late last week agreed to allow negotiations with the U.S. to increase imports of U.S. beef to the EU. The move could help ease some transatlantic trade tensions, according to Reuters, which reports the EU says “finding a mutually beneficial solution to our longstanding dispute over beef would be a major step forward in improving” trade …

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U.S. Seeking Trade Agreements with Japan, EU, UK

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. formally announced it will seek trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced this week that the U.S. will seek to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the EU and the U.K. The European Union has downplayed the announcement, despite ongoing exploratory talks since this summer. The EU …

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U.S. Supplying More Than Half of the E.U. Soybeans

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

The European Commission released a report that says American farmers are now supplying more than half of the European Union’s soybeans. Over a 12-week period from July through mid-September, U.S. soy exports to the EU were 133 percent higher than the same time period in 2017. Politico says the U.S. supplied 25 percent of the EU’s soybeans needs from July …

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EU Insists Agriculture Not a Part of Trade Truce with Trump

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

The European Union (EU) says that the proposed trade talks with the United States wouldn’t include farming. The website Business Times Dot Com says this directly contradicts what President Donald Trump says. An EU Commission spokeswoman says they’ve been very clear on that fact. The spokeswoman adds that agriculture is not part of it, only the things that were specifically …