WTO asked to settle Canada’s discrimination against U.S. wine

· May 29, 2018

The Trump Administration has requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a dispute settlement panel to examine unfair regulations governing the sale of wine in grocery stores in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is challenging BC regulations that discriminate against U.S. wine and […]

NCGA: NAFTA is critical for corn farmers, ag at large

· June 27, 2017

National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Kevin Skunes had the opportunity Tuesday to tell the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative just how important upcoming NAFTA renegotiations are to the corn industry. “North America has become the most important export market for the U.S. corn industry,” Skunes testified. “Corn farmers export about 20 percent […]

NCBA: Ag well served by having Gregg Doud at trade table

· June 20, 2017

President Trump has selected the right person for the Chief Agricultural Negotiator position, according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Last week Trump  announced his intent to nominate Gregory Doud of Kansas to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, with the Rank of Ambassador, United States Trade Representative. “Gregg has been a friend and colleague for many […]

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 […]


Trump Administration to renegotiate NAFTA

· May 18, 2017

This morning United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Through these negotiations, the United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the U.S. economy by improving U.S. opportunities to trade with Canada and Mexico. In […]

Roberts, Stabenow ask Canada be open on pricing program

· May 17, 2017

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., had some words of advice regarding the Canada dairy pricing policies for U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The senators sent a letter requesting continued engagement with the Canadian government regarding Canada’s […]

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