Secretary Perdue Comments on Signing of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new trade pact, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), replacing the outdated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “I have often said that we live in the best neighborhood on Earth – North America – and the signing of a new trade agreement with Mexico and …

NCBA Welcomes USMCA Signing, Will Work with Congress to Secure Passage

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Trade

President Kevin Kester issued the following statement in response to the signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “With the signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), U.S. beef producers are one step closer to knowing that unrestricted, science-based trade will continue in North America. The agreement brings the trading relationship with our neighbors into the 21st century – and clearly rejects …


GOP Lawmakers Want USMCA Passed This Year

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

A dozen Republican lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, asking him to send final legislative language on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) to Congress as soon as possible. They want Congress to be able to vote on it before Democrats take control of the House in 2019. A Bloomberg report says the legislators think the final passage …


Incoming House Majority Demanding USMCA Changes

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, key party leaders in the chamber are demanding changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The USMCA, an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement, is expected to be signed by the U.S., Mexico and Canada during the upcoming G-20 summit at the end of this month. However, Congress must …


Commissioner Black Testifies to International Trade Commission on NAFTA 2.0 Concerns

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Trade

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black traveled to Washington, DC to testify on behalf of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) regarding the damage NAFTA has done to Georgia’s produce industry. The hearing was held for the International Trade Commission to gather information on the likely impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) if approved by Congress. This …

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NPPC Testifies In Support Of USMCA

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

Exports of U.S. pork and other American agricultural goods to Canada and Mexico are expected to grow under the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) testified at a hearing on the trade deal held by the International Trade Commission (ITC). The Trump administration recently concluded renegotiations with Canada and Mexico on a modernized North American Free …


Putnam Testifies Before U.S. International Trade Commission

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

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. to voice concerns about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s potential negative economic impact on Florida’s produce industry. Excerpts from Commissioner Putnam’s remarks are below: “I’d like to address how the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement could further impact vital US farm sectors in the absence of measures …


Putnam to Raise Concerns About Revamped NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will voice concerns Thursday about the potential impact on Florida’s produce industry of the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada. Putnam, who has been a critic of the original agreement known as NAFTA, is slated to appear before the U.S. International Trade Commission. When President Donald Trump’s administration …


Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Cancel Benefits of USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Steel and aluminum tariffs by the U.S. will hurt agriculture more than NAFTA 2.0 will help. The updated North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), would grow U.S. agricultural exports by $450 million a year, according to the Farm Foundation. However, the organization says the retaliatory tariffs in response to the tariffs that President Donald Trump …


Canada Announces New Dairy Working Groups

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada this week announced new dairy working groups to address industry concerns. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced the new working groups comprised of dairy farmers and processors. Canada says that while informal engagement has already begun with the dairy sector, the working groups bring together officials from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, representatives from national dairy organizations and …