Canada to Resume Exporting Potatoes into the U.S.

Dan Exports/Imports, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) says Canada will soon resume exporting table stock potatoes from Prince Edward Island into the contiguous United States. The Hagstrom Report says the National Potato Council is unhappy with the news and worried about potato wart disease spreading from the island into the U.S., where it currently doesn’t exist. An APHIS …


Farm Tractor Sales Stay Positive in the U.S. and Canada

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Overall farm tractor unit sales continued to grow across North America in October despite a small pause in the larger unit sales in Canada. The latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says that total farm tractor sales in the U.S. rose 18 percent in October compared to 2019, while self-propelled combine sales in the U.S. grew almost 15 …


Perdue Comments on Canada Passing USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after the Canadian Parliament approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “USMCA is a great victory for America’s agriculture industry, and I am pleased to see Canada’s Parliament approved the deal today. USMCA locks in and expands access to our neighbors to the North and South. I thank President …


Canada to Consider USMCA Next Week

Taylor Hillman Trade

The U.S. Senate has put its finishing touches on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and it has been sent to the White House. President Donald Trump told the American Farm Bureau Federation on Sunday, that USMCA and the agreement with China, “are just the beginning,” as his administration seeks more trade agreements. Canada will consider the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement …


Secretary Perdue on Passage of USMCA

Dan Trade

The Agriculture Secretary looks forward to future benefits for farmers and ranchers now that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal has passed the U.S. Senate and will soon be signed by the President. Rod Bain has the story. The signing of the agreement would signal Canada to approve the agreement, whose government has been waiting for U.S. approval. Mexico already approved …


Ag Groups Respond to Senate Passage of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Yesterday we reported that many agricultural groups were pleased with the signing of the phase-one trade agreement between the United States and China. Today, the trade news continues as the U.S. Senate has passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 89-10. Many agricultural groups also cheered that news. Secretary Perdue Statement on Senate Passage of USMCA (USDA) — …


Groups Respond to Passage of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

America’s Cattle Producers Hail House Passage Of USMCA NCBA Urges Senate to Swiftly Follow House’s Lead (NCBA) — National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 385-41: “This was a crucial win for all U.S. beef producers and a reassurance …


USMCA Vote Moves Deal Closer to Ratification

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continues forward progress with the House of Representatives passing the trade deal by a large margin. The USMCA vote was 385 to 41 in favor of moving the legislation closer to ratification by the Senate.  Several agricultural groups have issued statements of support and appreciation for moving the agreement through Congress. “The USMCA will provide continuity …


Peterson: USMCA Vote Possible This Week or Next

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — The House of Representatives could vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement as early as this week or the next. According to Farm Journal’s, Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson (MN) appeared on the “D.C. Signal to Noise Podcast” recently and said Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to get USMCA approval “on the fast track.” Peterson says USMCA Working Group …