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Mend, Don’t End NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Officials from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. will begin a technical round of meetings on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Monday. Top negotiating officials aren’t scheduled to be in Washington next week. They’ll appear at the next formal round of talks, which will be next January in Montreal. National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jim Mulhern …

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Canadian Ambassador Optimistic on NAFTA Negotiations

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. says the target date of March as a finishing point to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations is very possible. He tells Bloomberg it’s possible if the three sides can overcome some sticking points, including U.S. demands for tougher auto quotas. David McNaughton tells Bloomberg he’s hopeful the deal with be done by …

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State Farm Bureau Study Estimates Cost of NAFTA Withdraw

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A study from the Nebraska Farm Bureau finds withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could cost farms in the state up to $55,000 each, annually. The report identifies the 2016 export value of individual Nebraska agriculture commodities to both Canada and Mexico. Analysis in the report also assigns a dollar value of NAFTA on a unit basis …

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Mexican Ambassador: 50% Chance NAFTA is Terminated

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The Mexican Ambassador says there is a 50-50 chance that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be “terminated.” Geronimo Gutierrez says there are tensions hanging over the three sides in the negotiations and that’s creating an air of uncertainty. The Hill Dot Com says despite that, he still thinks a deal to update the agreement can be done …

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Trump Talks Trade with Senators

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Several pro-trade Republicans met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss trade. Their goal was to let the president know on a face-to-face basis how important the North American Free Trade Agreement is and to keep negotiating. U.S. officials have taken a hard-line stance in the negotiations with Canada and Mexico, causing concern that the talks could fall apart …

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NAFTA Has Been Good for Peanuts

Dan Peanuts, Trade

The U.S. exported more than $12 billion of agricultural products to Mexico last year, including over 82,000 metric tons of peanuts. According to a story from Tyron Spearman, Mexico now ranks the number two buyer of U.S. exports, and overall NAFTA has been good for the peanut industry. NAFTA Has Been Good for Peanuts

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Ag State Lawmakers Voice Concern Over Possible NAFTA Withdrawal

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Ag State lawmakers continue to voice strong concern, even worry, that the U.S. may pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with dire consequences for home-state farmers and ranchers. The latest Department of Agriculture export forecast shows the importance of Canada and Mexico as the U.S.’s second and third-largest markets, respectively, and Secretary Sonny Perdue hails both, …

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NAFTA May be Nearing Breaking Point

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Forbes speculates that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations may be reaching a breaking point. Little progress has been made in previous talks as the U.S. continues to push a hardline stance that the governments of Canada and Mexico aren’t going to accept. Last week, a government official from Mexico left a meeting with the Trump Administration with …

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NAFTA Withdrawal Threat Already Affecting U.S. Trade

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Even though the Trump Administration hasn’t followed through on a potential threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the possibility is already affecting the U.S. Grain Trade. The fifth round of talks wrapped up last week in Mexico, with all sides promising to get the deal done “as soon as possible.” U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer …

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Trump Asks Roberts for Raincheck on NAFTA Discussion

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

President Trump took a trip to visit Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a focus on finding more votes for the tax-cut bill. However, Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts took the opportunity to bring up agricultural concern over the NAFTA negotiations. As the president walked out of the meeting, Politico says he asked Roberts, “How are your farmers?” Roberts …