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Secretary Perdue on Passage of USMCA

Dan Trade

The Agriculture Secretary looks forward to future benefits for farmers and ranchers now that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal has passed the U.S. Senate and will soon be signed by the President. Rod Bain has the story. The signing of the agreement would signal Canada to approve the agreement, whose government has been waiting for U.S. approval. Mexico already approved …

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Ag Groups Respond to Senate Passage of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Yesterday we were talking about how many agricultural groups were pleased with the signing of the phase-one trade agreement between the U.S. and China. Well, the trade news continues, as today we are talking about the fact the U.S. Senate has passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 89-10. Many agricultural groups also cheered that news. Secretary Perdue …

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McConnell: Senate to Process USMCA This Week

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggests the Senate will vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this week. Bloomberg News expects a vote Thursday, as the Senate committees required to sign off on the implementing legislation are doing so quickly. However, a final vote has not been confirmed. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the agreement on …

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Senator David Perdue on USMCA and Phase One China Trade Deal

Dan Trade

By Clint Thompson Georgia Senator David Perdue is optimistic about Wednesday’s phase one trade deal that the United States will sign with China that includes the foreign country increasing its purchase of U.S. agricultural products by $32 billion over the next two years. “My suggestion all along was to go to an incremental phase approach with China. They wanted to …

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USDA Under Secretary Visits Southeast to Discuss Trade

Dan Trade

President Trump previously announced he would sign the phase one trade deal with China on Jan. 15. In a tweet, Trump noted that the ceremony would take place at the White House, and high-level representatives of China would be present. During the recent Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney …

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USMCA to Face Additional Senate Approvals

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) timeline remains uncertain. However, lawmakers seem certain they will pass the agreement, at the latest, following impeachment hearings. The Senate Finance Committee did approve the agreement earlier this week, but a Senate parliamentarian has determined that eight other Senate committees must offer approval of the agreement. So, depending on how long a further review …

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Senate Committee Approves USMCA; Ag Groups Respond

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

USMCA Action is a Welcome Start to 2020 (AFBF) — The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “We are now one step away from unleashing the competitiveness of America’s farmers and ranchers with our two largest trading partners thanks to today’s Senate Finance Committee vote. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will protect our valuable …

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Senate to Continue Ordinary Business

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Trade

(NAFB) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled an opportunity to quickly consider the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a speech on the Senate floor Friday, McConnell says the Senate will “go about ordinary business,” because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding the articles of impeachment, thought to delay USMCA consideration in the Senate this month. A hearing is on the …

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Possible Early Senate Push to Pass USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — An American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) official says there could be an early push to win Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) ahead of an impeachment trial. AFBF senior congressional relations director Dave Salmonsen says early Senate USMCA action is possible, given house speaker Nancy Pelosi’s holding back impeachment articles against the president. “If the impeachment trial …