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Southeastern Growers Unite at USMCA Meeting

Dan Exports/Imports, Florida, Trade

On July 30 farmers and industry leaders from throughout the Southeast gathered in Lake City, Florida to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the lack of protection for southeastern produce growers struggling to keep up with heavy Mexican competition. “The fight is real,” said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried in an exclusive interview with AgNet Media Founder and President …

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Farm Bureau Statement on USMCA Senate Hearing

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(AFBF) — The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. “One message came through loud and clear from today’s hearing: It’s time to wrap up negotiations and ratify USMCA. Rarely, if ever, have we heard support from such diverse interests, recognizing the …

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Florida Ag Commissioner Fried on USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Florida, Trade

During a Monday morning teleconference put together by the Florida Democratic Committee, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried and others discussed what was called “President Trump’s disastrous economic policies.” Hear Commissioner Fried’s comments: Fried answered Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman’s question on what her message is to others in agriculture wanting to see the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) ratified as soon …

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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 …

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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 …

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USMCA Needs to Pass as Soon as Possible

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Last week, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in California’s San Joaquin Valley to highlight the benefits of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). He urged the ag industry to encourage their representatives to ratify the agreement. Hundreds gathered to hear several guest speakers discuss the impact the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement would have on …

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White House to Send USMCA to Congress this Fall

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

(NAFB) — The White House will send the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to Congress after September first, setting up a busy fall schedule for lawmakers. While the goal of the move is to set up a vote before the end of the year, lawmakers will also be working on spending bills and nearing election season. Further, House Democrats are still seeking …

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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 …

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NCBA, State Affiliates Urge Congress to Ratify USMCA

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

WASHINGTON (NCBA) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) sent a letter signed by 39 of its state affiliates to U.S. Senate and House leaders urging them to support the swift ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy …