North American Ag Officials Affirm Role of States and Provinces in Implementation of USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

(NASDA) — Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and their state and provincial counterparts from Mexico and Canada today issued a joint communiqué underscoring the role of states and provinces in successful implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement. North American state and provincial agriculture officials gathered virtually this week for the 29th annual Tri-National Agricultural …


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) — …


McConnell: Senate to Process USMCA This Week

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggests the Senate will vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) this week. Bloomberg News expects a vote Thursday, as the Senate committees required to sign off on the implementing legislation are doing so quickly. However, a final vote has not been confirmed. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved the agreement on …

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Senator David Perdue on USMCA and Phase One China Trade Deal

Dan Trade

By Clint Thompson Georgia Senator David Perdue is optimistic about Wednesday’s phase one trade deal that the United States will sign with China that includes the foreign country increasing its purchase of U.S. agricultural products by $32 billion over the next two years. “My suggestion all along was to go to an incremental phase approach with China. They wanted to …


USDA Under Secretary Visits Southeast to Discuss Trade

Dan Trade

President Trump previously announced he would sign the phase one trade deal with China on Jan. 15. In a tweet, Trump noted that the ceremony would take place at the White House, and high-level representatives of China would be present. During the recent Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney …