U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Enters Into Force, NAFTA Nixed Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
The modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) replacement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially enters into force today. The NAFTA re-negotiation, ratification, and implementation process took just over three years […]

Moving Grain: West Coast Longshore Union May Face Bankruptcy Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
West Coast Longshore Union May Face Bankruptcy The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has stated it may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The announcement follows a Federal jury […]

Ag Trade: USMCA Signed – What Did We Get? Jan 30, 2020

🕔Jan 30, 2020
New York Times writers Ana Swanson and Emily Cochrane reported on Wednesday that, “President Trump signed the revised North American Free Trade Agreement into law on Wednesday, fulfilling a key campaign […]

Ag Trade: Trump Signs USMCA – Waiting on Canada – DTN Jan 29, 2020

🕔Jan 29, 2020
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement at a White House ceremony, allowing the president to highlight his trade successes and the overall strength of the U.S. […]

Farmers End 2019 with Renewed Optimism – DTN Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
A long, drawn-out crop year and ongoing trade battles didn’t dampen farmers’ moods, as they ended 2019 with new optimism and were solid in their support for the Trump administration. […]

Trade Aid: Last Payment “Assured and Imminent” – DTN Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday the third tranche of Market Facilitation Program payments is “assured” and the payment is “imminent” but he did not have a specific date when […]

Ag Trade: Senate Passes USMCA – DTN Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 89-10 for final passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), sending the trade agreement to President Donald Trump to sign into law. Much as […]

Ag Trade: Senate Passes USMCA, Providing Reassurance, Certainty to Farmers Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
Just one day after the U.S. and China signed a Phase One trade deal, the Senate passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). Wall Street Journal writer William Mauldin reported on […]

Ag Trade: Finance Committee Advances USMCA to Full Senate – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Taking another step to completing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Senate Finance Committee voted 25-3 on Tuesday to advance the trade deal to the full Senate. USMCA has been a priority […]

USMCA Moving Forward, Timeline Uncertain Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
William Mauldin reported in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal that, “A Senate committee approved a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite criticism from some lawmakers that it lacks sufficient […]

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