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NAFTA Absorbing Administration, No Time for Japan Agreement – DTN

NAFTA Absorbing Administration, No Time for Japan Agreement – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Though United States agriculture soon would like to see a bilateral trade agreement reached with Japan, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Tuesday he doesn’t see that happening in the near future because of ongoing efforts to renegotiate the North

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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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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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U.S. Rice Industry Reminds Trump Admin. of NAFTA and WTO Importance

U.S. Rice Industry Reminds Trump Admin. of NAFTA and WTO Importance

👤By Gil Thompson, USA Rice 🕔Aug 1, 2017

“Well negotiated and enforced trade agreements lead to increased rice exports.”  That’s the simple and key message from comments submitted today by USA Rice to the U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR). The comments are in response to President Trump’s Executive

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Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Examines NAFTA – Trade Issues

Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Examines NAFTA – Trade Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Since President Trump took office in January, many in the agricultural sector have been leery of potential executive branch actions on trade, particularly with respect to China and our NAFTA trading partners.  As the NAFTA renegotiation process begins to unfold,

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Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 17, 2017

The 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is about to get a makeover.  After months of saber-rattling in addition to using NAFTA as part of his campaign platform, Pres. Donald Trump’s administration released a Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation today

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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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