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 […]

R-CALF USA urges Trump to not accept ‘Skinny NAFTA’

· May 24, 2018

R-CALF USA is urging the Trump Administration to stay at the NAFTA table in negotiating. R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement regarding reports that President Trump’s trade negotiators may accept a “Skinny NAFTA.” “We urge President Trump to stay at the NAFTA negotiating table until all the deficiencies in that agreement are […]

Sen. Schumer: Don’t take dairy off the table in trade talks

· April 17, 2018

Standing at Cayuga Milk Ingredients Monday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer called on U.S. trade officials to make it a priority to secure a level playing field with Canadian dairy producers during the renegotiation of the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Schumer said Canada’s dairy pricing policies and high tariffs have effectively created […]

Ag Barometer: Producers more positive, but uneasy on NAFTA

· March 6, 2018

Producer sentiment increased for the second straight month in February, but producers continued to indicate uncertainty surrounding a possible U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer read 140 in February, a 5-point increase from January’s reading of 135. The increases mark a strong 14-point jump since December. […]

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 […]

New ag coalition fights to preserve, modernize NAFTA

· January 18, 2018

More than 30 ag organizations have formed Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF), a coalition that will work to ensure President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders understand the importance of preserving and modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to America’s agricultural and retail economies. Since taking effect in 1994, the positive impacts of […]

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