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Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine the administration’s approach to trade policy, and heard testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.  Farm state lawmakers expressed concern regarding agriculture and NAFTA renegotiation, admonishing the executive branch to “do no

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Cuba After Trump Decision: Both Sides of the Picture – DTN

Cuba After Trump Decision: Both Sides of the Picture – DTN

👤By Jim Patrico Progressive, Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Jun 21, 2017

When I traveled to Cuba last fall, I met American businessman Saul Berenthal. He’s a 70-something man with more energy than a 20-year-old and so much charm he stood out even in Havana, a city full of characters. A Cuban

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Farm Policy: NAFTA Ag Ministers Meet in Georgia; Mexico Tries to Reduce U.S. Ag Imports

Farm Policy: NAFTA Ag Ministers Meet in Georgia; Mexico Tries to Reduce U.S. Ag Imports

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 21, 2017

Background Wall Street Journal writer Jacob Bunge reported late last week that, “Friction between the U.S. and Mexico over trade is starting to cut into sales for U.S. farmers and agricultural companies, adding uncertainty for an industry struggling with low

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Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 20, 2017

President Trump has nominated the Chief Agriculture Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office and at long last some crucial acting undersecretaries have been named at the Department of Agriculture. Agriculture veteran Gregg Doud has been nominated to serve as

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USDA Re-Organization: Perdue Appoints 4 to New Leadership Rolls

USDA Re-Organization: Perdue Appoints 4 to New Leadership Rolls

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 18, 2017

The USDA reorganization is officially rolling with recent Ag Sec. Sonny Perdue’s appointment of  4 individuals who will be in leadership rolls during the process.   In accordance with a directive in the 2014 Farm Bill, USDA created a new Under Secretary

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U.S. Beef: 1st Shipment to China in 14 Years DTN

U.S. Beef: 1st Shipment to China in 14 Years DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 16, 2017

It did not take long for the first boxes of U.S. beef to get shipped to mainland China. With a little fanfare from Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, the packing plant Greater Omaha Packing sent the first load of boxed beef

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China’s Evolving Ag Support Policies

China’s Evolving Ag Support Policies

👤By Mina Hejazi and Mary Marchant, CHOICES Magazine 🕔Jun 14, 2017

China’s agricultural imports—and policies affecting those agricultural products—have important implications for the United States because China has become the top agricultural export market for American goods (see Figure 1). Even though China’s agricultural imports from the United States decreased from

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U.S. Commodity Markets Respond to Changes in China’s Ag Policies

U.S. Commodity Markets Respond to Changes in China’s Ag Policies

👤By Mary Marchant, CHOICES Magazine 🕔Jun 14, 2017

International trade deficits have recently been reputed as “bad” for the economy; however, agriculture has posted a trade surplus since 1959. For U.S. agriculture, trade represents 20% of farmers’ income on average, and more for specific commodities—70% for cotton and

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USA Rice: Do No Harm in NAFTA Modernization

USA Rice: Do No Harm in NAFTA Modernization

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 12, 2017

On Friday, USA Rice reminded the Trump Administration that NAFTA remains a win for U.S. rice and urged negotiators to be mindful of the benefits the agreement has brought and to do no harm as it is modernized. “NAFTA is

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Farm Policy: Agriculture ‘Holding Its Breath’ as NAFTA Renegotiation Nears

Farm Policy: Agriculture ‘Holding Its Breath’ as NAFTA Renegotiation Nears

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 9, 2017

Andrew Soergel reported earlier this week at U.S. News Online that, “As President Donald Trump’s administration sifts through its trade toolbox, preparing to tinker with the North American Free Trade Agreement, the agriculture world is holding its breath. “NAFTA’s inception

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