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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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Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Aug 2, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said today his committee will begin work on the next farm bill within the next eight weeks, noting that he wants to get it on the House floor this year. Conaway announced at the

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Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

👤By Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, and David Orden, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 28, 2017

Thirteen agricultural economists put together short papers describing issues that will surface during the writing of the next farm bill. For each issue, the author describes the “policy setting” and details “farm bill issues” that likely will arise during negotiations.

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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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Livestock Market: Policy Change on U.S. Beef Exports to China – Early Impacts Explored

Livestock Market: Policy Change on U.S. Beef Exports to China – Early Impacts Explored

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Recall that last month, trade rules regarding U.S beef exports to China were finalized.  The U.S. had not exported beef to China since 2003, and on June 30th, an update from USDA indicated that, “U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

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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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NAFTA Concerns: U.S. Farmer Testifies that Mexican Grain Buyers May Head to South America

NAFTA Concerns: U.S. Farmer Testifies that Mexican Grain Buyers May Head to South America

👤From the U.S. Grains Council 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Concerns about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have disrupted relationships with longstanding customers of U.S. grains and caused significant concern in farm country, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Chairman Chip Councell testified Tuesday to a panel

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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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