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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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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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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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Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Holds Steady; Support for Renegotiating NAFTA

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Holds Steady; Support for Renegotiating NAFTA

👤By Jim Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Agricultural producers’ sentiment was unchanged in May from a month earlier. The latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer – which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country – was 130

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Climate Change Accord: All Talk or Just Walk?  – DTN

Climate Change Accord: All Talk or Just Walk? – DTN

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

Editor’s Update: After this article was released, President Donald Trump announced today (June 1, 2017) that he is officially withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. The head of the Renewable Fuels Association sees no damage to ethanol production or exports

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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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Trade Talks: Ag Groups to President – “Do No Harm” – DTN

Trade Talks: Ag Groups to President – “Do No Harm” – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 22, 2017

Commodity groups largely stressed a “do no harm” approach after learning the White House had started the official clock for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.   The White House notified the House Ways and Means Committee and the

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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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