Cotton and Wool

Phase One Trade Deal May Benefit Cotton the Most

Dan Cotton, Trade

By Clint Thompson Wednesday’s phase one trade agreement signed by the United States and China is a historical moment in the country’s history, according to Stephen Censky, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary. “It addresses a lot of the trade issues we have had with China about their structural impediments to our exports as well as make some substantial purchase …

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Ag Groups Respond to Phase One Trade Deal Signing

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Secretary Perdue: China Phase I Deal is a Bonanza for American Agriculture U.S. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the historic Phase One Trade Agreement between the United States and China: “This agreement is proof President Trump’s negotiating strategy is working. While it took China a long time to realize President Trump was serious, …

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Phase One Trade Deal Signing: ‘Momentous Day for U.S. Agriculture’

Dan Trade

President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the phase one trade deal between the two countries in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday morning. The agreement comes after more than 18 months of imbittered trade relations between the United States and China, creating a significant strain on the agricultural industry. “This is a very …

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McConnell: Senate to Process USMCA This Week

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggests the Senate will vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this week. Bloomberg News expects a vote Thursday, as the Senate committees required to sign off on the implementing legislation are doing so quickly. However, a final vote has not been confirmed. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the agreement on …

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USDA Under Secretary Visits Southeast to Discuss Trade

Dan Trade

President Trump previously announced he would sign the phase one trade deal with China on Jan. 15. In a tweet, Trump noted that the ceremony would take place at the White House, and high-level representatives of China would be present. During the recent Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney …

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USMCA to Face Additional Senate Approvals

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) timeline remains uncertain. However, lawmakers seem certain they will pass the agreement, at the latest, following impeachment hearings. The Senate Finance Committee did approve the agreement earlier this week, but a Senate parliamentarian has determined that eight other Senate committees must offer approval of the agreement. So, depending on how long a further review …

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Senate Committee Approves USMCA; Ag Groups Respond

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

USMCA Action is a Welcome Start to 2020 (AFBF) — The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “We are now one step away from unleashing the competitiveness of America’s farmers and ranchers with our two largest trading partners thanks to today’s Senate Finance Committee vote. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will protect our valuable …

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Chinese Officials to Travel to Washington to Sign Phase One Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — A Chinese delegation will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to join President Donald Trump in signing the phase one trade agreement between the two nations. The South China Morning Post reports China’s trade delegation plans to travel to the U.S. on January 13, two days before President Trump plans to sign the accord. China and the White …

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Possible Early Senate Push to Pass USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — An American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) official says there could be an early push to win Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) ahead of an impeachment trial. AFBF senior congressional relations director Dave Salmonsen says early Senate USMCA action is possible, given house speaker Nancy Pelosi’s holding back impeachment articles against the president. “If the impeachment trial …