USGC, RFA, Growth Energy Urge Administration to Address China Trade Tariffs on Ethanol, DDGs

Dan Energy, Industry News Release, Trade

In a letter to President Donald Trump this week, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are asking for help “in urgently addressing China’s recent implementation of protectionist trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers dried grains (DDGS).” Specifically, the three groups are asking the incoming U.S. Trade Representative to put …

AFBF Pledges to Work with Trump Administration on Trade

Dan Trade

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, …

Trade Is Critical to U.S. Livestock Industry

Dan Trade

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.

Agriculture Following Trade Agreement Issues

Dan Cotton, Trade

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 …

Dairy Trade in the Trump Era

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

by Jim Mulhern,President, CEO of NMPF On his first Monday in the White House, President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order officially abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This action raised as many questions as it answered about the future of trade policy in the new administration.  It certainly signals that America’s approach to global trade policy will undergo a serious …