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NAFTA: Mexican Market Growing but Trade Negotiations Put U.S. on Shaky Ground

NAFTA: Mexican Market Growing but Trade Negotiations Put U.S. on Shaky Ground

👤 From U.S. Grains Council 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Increasing demand in Mexico could mean big business for U.S. agriculture, but U.S. farmers and agribusinesses may have to work harder to capture a share due to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexican customers and

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Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Today’s update provides a brief overview of updated USDA agricultural export data, and also looks at recent news items regarding the NAFTA renegotiation, with particular focus on perspective from some farm state Senators. Background- USDA Data Update The U.S. Department

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USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

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

In fiscal year 2017, U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion, representing the third-highest level on record.  In its quarterly export forecast in August, USDA indicated that fiscal year 2018 agricultural exports were projected at $139.0 billion.   However, in its latest quarterly forecast,

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Ag Trade: A Focus on Corn Belt Exports; NAFTA Update

Ag Trade: A Focus on Corn Belt Exports; NAFTA Update

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

A FarmPolicyNews update last week pointed to recent USDA information pertaining to the aggregate value of U.S. agricultural exports, and how these trade flows have changed over the past two decades.   A recent article from Iowa State University looked more narrowly at recent trade trends pertaining to four specific

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Ag Trade: U.S. Exports Remain Strong, But Global Share Declines

Ag Trade: U.S. Exports Remain Strong, But Global Share Declines

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 20, 2017

U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year 2017 increased over $10 billion to the third-highest level on record.  Although the U.S. remains the second largest exporter of agricultural goods in the world, the share of U.S. agricultural exports has fallen from

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NAFTA: Potential Ag Losses Increase Industry Anxiety – DTN

NAFTA: Potential Ag Losses Increase Industry Anxiety – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 17, 2017

A group of 168 farm organizations and companies wrote all 50 governors on Tuesday seeking to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement, reflecting that agricultural groups are more than just a little worried about the prospect of President Donald

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Ag Trade: Reviewing the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Ag Trade: Reviewing the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

👤By Kathy Baylis, Jonathan Coppess, and Qianting Xie, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Nov 16, 2017

While overshadowed by concerns about North Korea, trade discussions loomed large in President Trump’s recent trip to Asia. Earlier statements from the Administration have raised concerns about the bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea. The South Korea-U.S. Free Trade

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What Is the Impact of Supply Management Programs on U.S. Exports? – Commentary

What Is the Impact of Supply Management Programs on U.S. Exports? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Nov 15, 2017

We have heard over and over again from people who do not like crop supply management programs. They tell us that these programs put a cap on exports, particularly corn exports and especially if loan rates are near the full

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NAFTA Perspectives: Lawmakers, Ag Secretary, Farmers, and Mexico

NAFTA Perspectives: Lawmakers, Ag Secretary, Farmers, and Mexico

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 13, 2017

Today’s update takes a closer look at recent USDA agricultural trade export data for fiscal year 2017, and then proceeds to examine recent news items that provide perspective on NAFTA trade issues from lawmakers, the Secretary of Agriculture, farmers, and

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NAFTA: What’s the Story Behind It?

NAFTA: What’s the Story Behind It?

👤By Steve Burak, Kathy Baylis, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Nov 13, 2017

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been in the news for the last year-and-a-half; in the summer of 2016, Presidential candidate Trump vowed from the campaign trail, to renegotiate the “worst trade deal ever.” Candidate Trump also announced

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