Clock Ticking on USMCA Passage

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week voiced optimism for bringing up the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal for House action, soon. But there’s still no sign of a negotiating breakthrough with the White House, and the clock is ticking. There are only 16 legislative days left when the House returns next week from its latest recess. American Farm Bureau …


Pence Presses House Democrats to Hold USMCA Vote

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Vice President Mike Pence again called on the House of Representatives to bring the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to a vote. Speaking at an event in Virginia over the weekend, Pence says Democrats in the House “are spending all their time on endless investigations and a partisan impeachment.” Pence told the event, “The time has come for your congressmen …


VP Pence Calls on Congress to Pass USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Vice President Mike Pence spent time early this week promoting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) while calling on Congress to pass the trade deal. Pence penned an editorial in the Arizona Daily Star promoting the trade agreement. The Vice President also toured a Tyson Foods facility in Tennessee. Meanwhile, in a White House statement, Pence says USMCA will add …


Navarro: Congress Will Pass USMCA Yet This Year

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB-September 11, 2019) — Peter Navarro says there is a 100 percent chance Congress will pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The advisor to President Donald Trump told CNBC news that he “can’t imagine that Nancy Pelosi would not put this on the floor to at least have a vote.” He expects the vote will occur before the end of this …

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Opportunities for U.S. Agricultural Exports in Canada

Dan Aquaculture, Corn, Exports/Imports, Forestry, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

(USDA/FAS) — Canada is the United States’ largest export market for agricultural and agricultural-related products (includes distilled spirits, ethanol, biodiesel, fish, and forest products) with exports valued at $25 billion in 2018, accounting for more than 15 percent of total U.S. agricultural exports to the world. Canada is the only market where U.S. agricultural exports have consistently exceeded $20 billion …


Alabama Ag Commissioner Pate Supports USMCA

Dan Alabama, Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Trade

Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate issued the following statement on July 26, 2019: Alabama’s agricultural and forestry producers and related industries have been resilient in the face of hurricanes, tornados, floods, and droughts that devastated our state in the last few months. In addition to weathering these natural disasters, farmers and foresters now find themselves literally waiting on an Act …

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Livestock Industry: Pass USMCA

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Livestock, Trade

(NAFB) — Tuesday, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to review the state of the U.S. livestock and poultry economies. Livestock industry witnesses were unanimous in their message to Congress—pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) now. Here is John Zimmerman for the National Turkey Federation. “Our number one priority is passage of USMCA. Our …


Time Running Out on USMCA Summer Vote

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

(NAFB) — Supporters of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) have been pushing for some time to see a summer vote on the deal. They’d like Congress to ratify the deal before they head off on their August recess. However, House Democrats say they’re not in a hurry to hold a vote. That pre-recess legislative window is getting closer to slamming …