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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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U.S. Sugar Industry Not Sweet on Mexican Trade Deal – DTN

U.S. Sugar Industry Not Sweet on Mexican Trade Deal – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jun 8, 2017

The Commerce Department’s announcement of details of an “agreement in principle” to settle the U.S.-Mexican sugar dispute on Tuesday drew a mixed reaction from U.S. agriculture and sweetener industry groups. U.S. beet growers were less satisfied with the deal than

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Rice Market: U.S. Exports to Mexico 23% Higher Than Last Year

Rice Market: U.S. Exports to Mexico 23% Higher Than Last Year

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔Jun 5, 2017

U.S. rice exports to Mexico in the first four months of 2017 are up an impressive 23 percent over last year, bringing the U.S. market share to 93 percent, the highest since 2013. According to official Government of Mexico (GOM)

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NAFTA + Mexico + U.S. Barley = Beer in Your Frig

NAFTA + Mexico + U.S. Barley = Beer in Your Frig

👤From U.S. Grains Council 🕔Jun 1, 2017

Beer is Mexico’s top agricultural export to the United States. And Mexico purchases more U.S. barley to brew that beer than from any other market.   A team of Mexican brewing industry leaders is traveling in North Dakota and Montana

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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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NAFTA – Nebraska Gov. Tells Mexican Reps. ‘We Good.’

NAFTA – Nebraska Gov. Tells Mexican Reps. ‘We Good.’

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 18, 2017

In a united showing on trade relations by Mexico and the U.S. Corn Belt, a Mexican trade delegation on Tuesday held a press conference with the governor of Nebraska and leaders in the U.S. corn and grain industries to stress

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 8, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited an Iowa farm on Friday and took questions from producers.  In his remarks, Secretary Perdue addressed a number of issues; today’s update focuses more narrowly on his comments relating to trade and biofuels.  Also,

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Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 4, 2017

Today’s update looks briefly at the U.S. agricultural economy from a variety of perspectives.  A recent news report has shown that some Corn Belt producers may be losing money from farming this year, while a survey of agricultural lenders this

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Cleveland on Cotton: Flirtation with 75 Cents Continues

Cleveland on Cotton: Flirtation with 75 Cents Continues

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 1, 2017

The July lost 46 points on the week (written 4/28) and had a gain of only 28 points on the month. The year to date gain of 749 points suggests the fireworks are over. First notice day for the July

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