Supporting U.S. Pursuit of Full Canadian USMCA Compliance

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports

On Wednesday, the Biden administration filed a second U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute concerning Canada’s ongoing refusal to meet its USMCA dairy trade obligations. A move that pleases the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC). The initiation of a second filing centers on concerns of Canada’s ongoing refusal to meet its USMCA dairy trade obligations. The first USMCA …


Dairy Groups Welcome IPEF

Dan Dairy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) welcomed the announced launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) this week and the opportunity it offers to strengthen ties with key trading partners across the Asia-Pacific region. Exports are exceptionally important to the U.S. dairy industry. Last year, the U.S. exported $7.75 billion in dairy products worldwide, which is equivalent to about …


Dairy Groups: Retaliatory Tariffs Required as Canada Refuses its USMCA Obligations

Dan Dairy, Economy, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Tariff

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) Monday called on the U.S. government to levy retaliatory tariffs on Canada. The call comes after Ottawa made clear that it refuses to meet its signed treaty obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) concerning dairy market access. In January, a USMCA dispute resolution panel initiated by the …


USPF Requests Additional Funding for RUTF in 2023 Appropriations Legislation

Dan Legislative, Peanuts, Regulation

The U.S. Peanut Federation (USPF) joined five other agriculture organizations has requested more funding for ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to address global childhood malnutrition while simultaneously stimulating the domestic agriculture economy. Tyron Spearman has more details. Click here to see the full letter.


U.S. Dairy Exports Could Be Record High This Year

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Marketing

We’ve reported before how U.S. agricultural exports set new records last year, and how many are expecting this year to be even better. They could eclipse the $177 billion number hit last year. And last year’s numbers included records for U.S. dairy exports. Gary Crawford has a story looking at what the dairy industry could expect in 2022. William Loux, …


Dairy Trade Dispute Panel Sides with U.S. Over Canada

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Trade

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) is celebrating a landmark decision which found Canada is improperly restricting access to its market for U.S. dairy products in violation of its U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) commitments. The case is the first of any kind brought before a USMCA Dispute Settlement Panel and was launched with …

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Dairy Industry Urges Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Trade

To foster further expansion of U.S. dairy exports, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) is calling on the Biden Administration to seek renewal of Presidential Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) following its expiration last Thursday, July 1, 2021. TPA lays out congressional expectations for trade agreements negotiated by the administration and establishes a clear …


USTR Must Address Key Trade Barriers Harming U.S. Dairy in the Coming Year

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

Given the national and strategic importance of U.S. dairy exports, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) released an Executive Summary of its recent detailed analysis of the intricate web of global trade barriers that are hampering overseas dairy sales, to better inform and guide the work of the incoming administration and other policymakers. The detailed submission to …


Ag Industry Provides Testimony on NAFTA

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Dairy, poultry, grains, oilseeds and produce industry leaders told House Ag lawmakers this week that NAFTA modernization talks with Canada and Mexico should “do no harm” to their sectors, but only improve trade opportunities. ‘Preserve what’s working…strengthen what can be better…and fix what’s broken’ was the message from former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, now president and CEO of the US …


U.S. Dairy Increasing Pressure on Canada

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The U.S. dairy lobby is putting increasing pressure on Canada as the talks to redo NAFTA draw closer. People close to the situation told Reuters that America’s dairy farmers want concessions that Canada doesn’t seem likely to grant. The deal could be a hindrance to the upcoming NAFTA talks, under which Canada sends a lot of its exports to the …