Robert Lighthizer

More U.S. rice to head south after Colombia trade agreement

· August 18, 2017

U.S. rice will have more market access to the fourth largest country in South America now after a new agreement with the government of Colombia. A previous agreement in 2012 between both countries enabled exports of U.S. paddy rice to Colombia, but under strict and costly requirements related to phytosanitary concerns. The new agreement lifts […]

Secretary Perdue: China gets taste of U.S. beef, they’ll want more

· June 13, 2017

As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11 by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration today has taken important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003. These shipments are […]

Perdue, Lighthizer talk trade with House Ag

· May 25, 2017

On Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer along with other members of the committee in an executive roundtable on U.S. agricultural trade policy. Here’s what they had to say: “We appreciated […]

Ag weighs in on Trump’s NAFTA renegotiation

· May 19, 2017

Since United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s announcement Thursday that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), several key members in the ag industry have voiced their concerns. Here’s what some had to say: National Corn Growers Association President Wesley Spurlock urged Lighthizer to remember the interests of U.S. agriculture […]

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