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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 …

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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.

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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. …

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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 …

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Get USMCA Done

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Many of us were expecting another round of tariffs with Mexico to kick in today, but it was announced over the weekend that a dealhad been reached between the U.S. and Mexico which stopped imposing new tariffs. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) leaders had said it was time to end the tariff fights and get back to securing trade deals. AFBF trade chief Dave …

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Dairy Farmers – Industry to Congress: Help Us by Passing USMCA

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. dairy industry is urging Congress to quickly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with an outreach campaign highlighting the importance of the agreement to the success of America’s dairy farmers and manufacturers. In a letter sent to representatives of top-producing dairy states, the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman on Disaster Assistance

Dan Cotton, Economy, Georgia

Last Friday, a round-table discussion concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and disaster aid was held in Doerun, Georgia, as a large group of folks were on hand to hear what U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had to say about those topics. It has been eight months since Hurricane Michael affected many across the Southeast. Colquitt County farmer Bart Davis, who is …

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Perdue in Southeast to Discuss Disaster Aid

Dan Economy

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time in both Florida and Georgia on June 7 to participate in round-table discussions concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and disaster aid. Congress finally passed a disaster-relief bill, and the President signed it Thursday. However, some feel since it has been eight months since Hurricane Michael hit parts of the Southeast, the U.S. Department …

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Canada Takes First Step in Ratifying USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Last week, Canada took the first step in ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Following the Trump administration’s decision to remove section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, Canada presented the trade agreement to lawmakers that must approve the deal. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered the trade agreement …

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Agriculture industry Responds to Progress of USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

American Farm Bureau Federation The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The administration’s submitting the Statement of Administration Action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to Congress is good news for U.S. farmers and ranchers. This notice means that we are one step closer to locking in vital market opportunities developed with our North …