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Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

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

Background Ana Swanson reported on Tuesday at The New York Times Online that, “Until Tuesday, the North American Free Trade Agreement looked like it might be headed for a quick demise. Now, it could be headed for a slow, painful

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NAFTA: Mexico Says Ag Seasonal Trade Remedy Laws Are a No Go – DTN

NAFTA: Mexico Says Ag Seasonal Trade Remedy Laws Are a No Go – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Representatives of the U.S. and Mexican agriculture held a news conference Friday at a high-end restaurant inside the Newseum in Washington to warn that any proposal to allow produce farmers to invoke trade remedy laws over seasonal surges could sink

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Livestock Market: China’s Meat and Poultry Import Forecast, 2018

Livestock Market: China’s Meat and Poultry Import Forecast, 2018

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 16, 2017

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)  released its biannual “Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade” report.  Published in April and October, the report is “designed to give a snapshot of the current situation among the major players

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NAFTA Renegotiation Continues – Pres. Trump, Sec. Perdue, Lawmakers Weigh In

NAFTA Renegotiation Continues – Pres. Trump, Sec. Perdue, Lawmakers Weigh In

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 12, 2017

William Mauldin reported on Wednesday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “President Donald Trump, speaking alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, opened the door to separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade

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Ag Trade: USDA Releases Updated Data on U.S. Exports

Ag Trade: USDA Releases Updated Data on U.S. Exports

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

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated its monthly agricultural trade data. Today’s update includes an overview of some observations from the data with a focus on corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock. Background A report on Thursday by Gary Crawford of

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NAFTA: Ag Trade Nominee says He’s Not Going Backwards – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Trade Nominee says He’s Not Going Backwards – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Greg Doud, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the chief U.S. agriculture trade negotiator, promised today to “not go backwards” in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations. However, he declined to comment on consideration of a controversial proposal to

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Farm Bill: Senate Hearings – Trade, and Conservation Reserve Program Examined

Farm Bill: Senate Hearings – Trade, and Conservation Reserve Program Examined

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 6, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider three nominees for key trade positions, while the Senate Ag Committee questioned two nominees for Undersecretary posts at the USDA.  Today’s update highlights some key points from the hearings,

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Wheat Growers Call for New Trade Agreements

Wheat Growers Call for New Trade Agreements

👤From U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Oct 6, 2017

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) strongly urge the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to pivot from re-negotiating existing free trade agreements (FTAs) to negotiating new deals, as repeatedly promised by President

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U.S. Agriculture Often Bears the Cost of Trade Disputes

U.S. Agriculture Often Bears the Cost of Trade Disputes

👤By Steve Burak, Kathy Baylis, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Potential trade disputes are approaching from all directions with significant implications for American agriculture. To the north and south, the US government is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Just last week, the three countries

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Rice Market: Keeping an Eye on China

Rice Market: Keeping an Eye on China

👤By Jim Guinn, USA Rice 🕔Oct 3, 2017

China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of rice, is focused on increasing its already large share of rice cultivation and exports.  In 2016/17, China’s milled rice exports nearly tripled from the previous year driven by large shipments to many

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