There’s been a lot of discussion recently concerning trade deals and how they affect agriculture. It was announced by the Trump administration that an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) had been signed and plans are to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During a press conference at last month’s American Farm Bureau Federation Conference, …
More than 80 agriculture groups signed off on a letter to President Donald Trump Tuesday, calling on the administration to reduce and eliminate tariffs and other restrictive agricultural policies in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit here, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) urged President Trump to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan. In a joint letter transmitted to the White House, NCBA and NPPC asked the president “to initiate free trade agreement negotiations with nations in …
It was a record crowd in Nashville, Tennessee last week for the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention, and one of those attendees was Phil Seng, president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). While USMEF deals with trade issues every day, he knows it’s a subject that is on everyone’s mind right now.
Pork industry leaders from Canada say the rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the United States could create new export opportunities for Canada’s pork producers.
Trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, were designed to promote and preserve our trade relationships with foreign markets. These relationships benefit U.S. agriculture. Reece Langley, vice president of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, talks about the trade agenda of the new Trump Administration, including the executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership …
President Donald Trump has suggested changing the acronym of the North American Free Trade Agreement when renegotiating the trade deal.
The New Zealand trade envoy says a Donald Trump presidency might be good for his country. Special Agricultural Trade Envoy Mike Petersen says, “He (Trump) is really strong on holding countries accountable on their trade obligations and that’s a good thing.”
As Cargill Chair and CEO David MacLennan looks at the North American Free Trade Agreement, pulling out of the deal would have a “chilling effect on the already depressed agricultural economy.” He says new trade deals must fill the hole left by the Trump Administration’s move to exit the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
As President Donald Trump gets set to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), U.S. state directors of agriculture are weighing in on which parts of the agreement they’d like to see fixed.