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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: Grains – Mexico Grows as Grain Importer, Supplied Primarily by U.S.

Global Markets: Grains – Mexico Grows as Grain Importer, Supplied Primarily by U.S.

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Over the past decade, Mexico has expanded its role as a top grain importer, nearly doubling its combined imports of corn, wheat, and rice over this period. Mexico’s imports are now forecast to slightly exceed those of Japan, which for

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Mexico: Small Companies Hold Back on Expansion, Waiting for NAFTA Talks – DTN

Mexico: Small Companies Hold Back on Expansion, Waiting for NAFTA Talks – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 10, 2017

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is the dominant topic among Mexico’s business leaders, and weighs heavily on how they plan for the future.  Ricardo Elizondo Garza runs a small feed mill just north of Monterrey in

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NAFTA: Close-up View of Ag Trade Along the Rio Grande- DTN

NAFTA: Close-up View of Ag Trade Along the Rio Grande- DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 9, 2017

Moving five at a time, grain trucks with double trailers pull out of the Grupo Chapa Quiroga grain elevator on the Texas side of the border and start hauling U.S. corn across the Progreso International Bridge just a stone’s throw

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Irrigation Manufacturer Netafim Will Be Bought By Mexican Company

Irrigation Manufacturer Netafim Will Be Bought By Mexican Company

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:MEXCHEM) (“The Company” or “Mexichem”) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% stake in Netafim, Ltd. (“Netafim”), an Israeli private company, from a company backed by the Permira Funds and

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NAFTA: Perdue says Mexico Not Serious About Increasing South American Trade – DTN

NAFTA: Perdue says Mexico Not Serious About Increasing South American Trade – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Demonstrating increased communication with his Mexican counterpart, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been in the Yucatan Peninsula over the last couple of days touring a pork processing facility and talking trade. Perdue spoke with reporters Friday (July 28, 2017)

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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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Farm Policy: Interesting Observations from USDA’s Ag Trade Data

Farm Policy: Interesting Observations from USDA’s Ag Trade Data

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated its monthly agricultural trade data.  The data contained some interesting information with respect to U.S. agricultural exports. The U.S. ran a small, but very rare monthly agricultural trade deficit in May; and,

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