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NAFTA 2.0: Renegotiations Begin

NAFTA 2.0: Renegotiations Begin

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Background William Mauldin and Paul Vieira reported earlier this week at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “The Trump administration launched the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement Wednesday by laying out a starkly different vision from that

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NAFTA Negotiations Set to Begin: Background – Pork, Corn Issues Noted

NAFTA Negotiations Set to Begin: Background – Pork, Corn Issues Noted

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent news items that focus on the first round of NAFTA trade negotiations that are scheduled to start this week.  Along with some general background, the articles also highlight perspective from both Canada and Mexico, and

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NAFTA: Mexican Shippers Look at Possibility of Changing Courses- DTN

NAFTA: Mexican Shippers Look at Possibility of Changing Courses- DTN

👤By Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Aug 15, 2017

After last week’s brush with Tropical Storm Franklin, talk of NAFTA renegotiations returned to the docks and trading offices in the state of Yucatan on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. Shippers and receivers of U.S. grain there have long relied on tariff-free

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Global Markets: Wheat – Canadian, U.S. Exports Down on Tightening Supplies

Global Markets: Wheat – Canadian, U.S. Exports Down on Tightening Supplies

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Year-over-year, combined Canadian and U.S. wheat exports are projected lower based on smaller crops in both countries. However, massive carryin stocks partially offset the lower production. Drought conditions have affected spring wheat production, leading to tight supplies of high-protein wheat.

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Ag Groups Fear Trump Plan to Limit Steel Imports Will Backfire on Trade – DTN

Ag Groups Fear Trump Plan to Limit Steel Imports Will Backfire on Trade – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Farm groups are cautioning the Trump administration not to open a “Pandora’s Box” by claiming restrictions on steel and aluminum are needed to protect “national security.” Eighteen agricultural groups wrote to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Tuesday, stressing that

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NAFTA: Ag Groups Making the Case for Their Particular View in Hearings – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Groups Making the Case for Their Particular View in Hearings – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 30, 2017

Early testimony from agricultural industries Tuesday on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement reflected an array of views on the impact of the trade deal and the Trump administration’s move to renegotiate NAFTA. Fruit and vegetable farmers

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NAFTA Concerns: U.S. Farmer Testifies that Mexican Grain Buyers May Head to South America

NAFTA Concerns: U.S. Farmer Testifies that Mexican Grain Buyers May Head to South America

👤From the U.S. Grains Council 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Concerns about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have disrupted relationships with longstanding customers of U.S. grains and caused significant concern in farm country, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chairman Chip Councell testified Tuesday to a panel

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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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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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Farm Policy: NAFTA Renegotiation Formally Launched – Ag Perspectives

Farm Policy: NAFTA Renegotiation Formally Launched – Ag Perspectives

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

Background Shawn Donnan and Jude Webber reported on Thursday at The Financial Times Online that, “Donald Trump has fired the starting gun on renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, with his administration notifying Congress

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