U.S. – India Closing In On Trade Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

India and the United States are currently in negotiations on a trade package. Reuters says Washington and New Delhi are looking to remove some long-standing disagreements between the two countries that would strengthen ties. Initial reports say it looks like Indian farmers and U.S. medical device manufacturers could be some of the early winners in the deal. The two countries …


Doud Rips China, India Farm Subsidies

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade, Wheat

The Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. is attacking both China and India for blowing past their World Trade Organization spending limits on farm subsidies that distort trade. “We think China has done in excess of $100 billion more in subsidies to its farmers than it was allowed to do,” Gregg Doug said at the American Sugar Alliance’s International Sweetener …


Conaway Comments on Trump Challenging India Market Practices

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway says the Trump administration is holding India accountable in it’s latest trade move. The administration announced earlier a Word Trade Organization counter notification on India’s market price support for wheat and rice. In applauding the effort, Conaway says India has been “funneling illegal farm subsidies into its agriculture industry for too long.” Conaway, along with …


First-Ever WTO Counter Notification Against India’s Market Price Support Issued by U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Wheat

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States submitted a counter notification in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture (COA) on India’s market price support (MPS) for wheat and rice. Filed on May 4, 2018, this is the first ever COA notification under the WTO Agreement on Agriculture regarding another …


McKinney Visit to India Good for U.S. Pork

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The National Pork Producers Council says the recent trip to India by Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Affairs Ted McKinney bodes well for future pork exports. The trip, aimed at increasing U.S. agricultural export levels for India, allowed McKinney to press the nation to open access to U.S. pork. NPPC has been working for many years to …

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USDA Takes Successful Trade Mission to India

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

India serves as the first trade mission stop for Ted McKinney, the newly minted Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. McKinney led a group of 50 men and women, representing 29 agricultural companies, associations, and state governments, overseas in an effort to boost trade opportunities between the U.S. and India, which is the 17th largest export …

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China, India, Call for End of Farm Subsidies by U.S., Others

Dan Industry News Release

China and India are calling for an end to farm subsidies by others, including the European Union and the United States. India-based newspaper Live Mint, a collaboration with the Wall Street Journal, reports China and India have jointly proposed the elimination of $160 billion of farm subsidies in the U.S., European Union, and other wealthy nations. The move comes months …

India Still Top Global Milk Producer

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Data by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows India remains the global leader in milk production, trailed by the United States, which is the second largest milk producing country. India is unique among the major milk producers because more than half of its production comes from water buffalo, rather than cattle.