AgNet Weekly: Jaime Castaneda on USMCA Dairy Dispute

Sabrina Halvorson AgNet Weekly

U.S. dairy organizations along with elected officials, U.S. trade officials, and ag leaders are expressing disappointment over the recent decision by the USMCA dispute panel in the challenge against Canada’s dairy trade quotas. The U.S. charged that the quotas don’t line up with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). Last year, a USMCA panel ruled with the U.S. However, Executive Vice President for Policy Development and Strategy for the National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council Jaime Castaneda says that case didn’t solve the problem. Another challenge was filed this year and the decision came on November 24 in Canada’s favor. Castaneda joins host Sabrina Halvorson this week to discuss the dairy dispute.

Each week we highlight essential legislative and policy conversations affecting agriculture nationwide. Host Sabrina Halvorson is a 30-year media veteran known nationally for her award-winning, balanced, and accurate reporting. For more than 10 years, she has specialized in agriculture news focused on political issues. While most agriculture news podcasts focus primarily on Midwest crops, we uniquely understand specialty crops, their regions, and their related industries. AgNet Weekly also traverses the legislative issues of the livestock industry and other matters related to California and Southeast agriculture.

February 3, 2024: USDA Initiatives for Specialty Crops AgNet Weekly with Sabrina Halvorson

The USDA is putting a focus on specialty crops with new investments and the Specialty Crop Competitiveness Initiative (SCCI), which is part of a larger effort to support specialty crop producers. In this episode of the AgNet Weekly, Sabrina Halvorson talks with USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs, and fifth-generation California farmer, Jenny Lester Moffitt about these new initiatives.
  1. February 3, 2024: USDA Initiatives for Specialty Crops
  2. January 27, 2024 -President Biden Pauses Pending LGN Exports
  3. January 13, 2024 – NCBA’s Ethan Lane on what the livestock industry can expect this year
  4. January 6, 2024 – What’s Ahead for Ag This Year with guest Brian Kuehl of Pinion
  5. December 16, 2023 – USDA Assistance for Distressed Borrowers
  6. December 9, 2023 – Alexis Taylor on Trade Missions for Specialty Crops
  7. December 2, 2023 – Jaime Castaneda on the USMCA Dairy Dispute
  8. November 11, 2023 – Senator Kevin Cramer on WOTUS and the Farm Bill
  9. November 4, 2023: Secretary Vilsack on Rural Investments
  10. October 28: NCBA on New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker who specializes in agriculture. She primarily reports on legislative issues and hosts The AgNet Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.