Ag groups hope Mexico NAFTA deal sets tone for more trade

· August 28, 2018

The Trump Administration’s renegotiation of NAFTA with Mexico is getting cheers from the agricultural industry as well as optimism for more trade deals to come. The American Soybean Association said the renewal of the North American Free Trade Agreement is looking more promising after President Trump announced  that the U.S. and Mexico have reached an […]

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Trump secures NAFTA deal with Mexico, maybe Canada next

· August 27, 2018

The Trump Administration has kept its word on renegotiating NAFTA, securing a preliminary United States–Mexico Trade Agreement Monday that promises to be a mutually beneficial win for North American farmers, ranchers, workers, and businesses. The Administration says the preliminary agreement will benefit American workers, American manufacturing, and American agriculture, through provisions including: New “rules of […]

Dairy asks Trump to delay tariffs on Mexico until after NAFTA

· June 28, 2018

More than 60 companies and organizations representing American dairy farmers and cheese makers commended President Donald Trump this week for his efforts on equitable trade and for insisting that Canada halt its market-distorting dairy practices. At the same time, the companies urged the administration to reconsider its imposition of new tariffs on Mexico in light […]

Mexico snaps back with punitive tariffs; Pork caught in crossfire

· June 6, 2018

The pork industry is taking a one, two punch following President Trump’s latest announcement to implement tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada, and the European Union. On Tuesday Mexico levied punitive tariffs – 10 percent effective immediately, escalating to 20 percent – on unprocessed pork (not including variety meats) in retaliation. Mexico’s […]

Wheat industry: NAFTA works, Mexico is largest customer

· January 26, 2018

Organizations along the North American wheat value chain sent a letter to President Trump, President Peña Nieto, Prime Minister Trudeau, as well as with lead negotiators from each country, Ambassador Lighthizer, Minister Freeland, and Minister Guajardo, stressing the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the wheat industry. Ranging from seed to […]

USDA: Mexico can export pork to U.S. again

· January 15, 2018

Last week the USDA finalized a regulation that will allow all Mexican states to export pork to the United States, a move supported by the National Pork Producers Council. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is implementing a science-based risk assessment that determined Mexico is free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), highly contagious […]

Monsanto gives $100K to Mexico City earthquake relief

· September 26, 2017

To assist with rescue and relief efforts, Monsanto is donating $100,000 in response to the 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City on Tuesday, Sept. 19. At the same time, the company is exploring how to offer support in communities and agricultural areas in the path of Hurricane Maria and other recent storms. The first $50,000 […]

American Farm Bureau: Modernize NAFTA, not dismantle it

· August 17, 2017

NAFTA re-negotiations should aim to modernize the agreement, rather than dismantle it. That was the message the American Farm Bureau Federation, The Canadian Federation of Agriculture and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario sent to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials this week. The AFBF, CFA, and CNA agree that agriculture represents one of NAFTA’s biggest […]

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