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Is President Trump open to rejoining TPP?

· April 13, 2018

On Thursday, President Donald Trump ordered administration officials to take another look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, aka the TPP. According to the Washington Post, Trump gave the new orders to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow during a White House meeting with lawmakers and governors. The President even […]

U.S. wheat growers could take a hit from TPP exclusion

· January 25, 2018

U.S. wheat growers say the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that excludes the United State puts overseas demand for U.S. wheat at serious risk. Japan imports an average of 3.1 million metric tons of U.S. wheat every year. After full implementation of the new TPP, Japan’s import tariffs on Canadian and Australian wheat would drop by […]

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NCBA: TPP moving forward a missed opportunity for U.S.

· January 24, 2018

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been resurrected without the U.S. and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says it’s a missed opportunity for American trade. Kent Bacus, NCBA Director of International Trade and Market Access, issued the following statement in response to the eleven nations finalizing a revised version of TPP without the United States: “Withdrawing […]

Ag groups talk trade with Trump administration

· March 16, 2017

Executive staff leaders from 11 major U.S. agricultural and agribusiness organizations walked away pleased following a substantive and productive meeting Wednesday with the Trump administration that focused on the importance of trade and continued growth of food and agriculture exports. The meeting followed a series of written communications to the Trump administration from the broad-based […]

87 ag and food groups send Trump plea for Asia trade

· February 7, 2017

The U.S. food and agricultural sector looks forward to working with the Trump Administration to create jobs and boost economic growth, but they also want increased market access to Asia trade. A total of 87 organizations and companies from the food and agriculture sector, which supports more than 15 million jobs nationally, sent President Donald […]

Alltech: World now produces more than 1B metric tons of feed

· January 26, 2017

International feed tonnage has exceeded 1 billion metric tons for the first time, despite a 7 percent decrease in the number of feed mills, according to the latest results from the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey. The sixth annual survey covers the production stats in more than 30,000 feed mills in 141 countries. U.S. and […]

Ag organizations not pleased with Trump trade response

· January 24, 2017

After President Trump signed an executive order to withdraw from negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), several agricultural organizations have expressed significant concerns. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall pointed out that U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico have quadrupled from $8.9 billion […]

Trump dumps Trans-Pacific Partnership

· January 23, 2017

It looks like Trump kept his promise today to renegotiate NAFTA and withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This morning the President signed an executive order to withdraw from the TPP negotiating process.. Executive Orders are legally binding orders given by the President and are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution […]

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