Perdue Convinces Trump not to Terminate NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The new Secretary of Agriculture played a big part in convincing President Trump to not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. He had a little help from the Secretary of Commerce in doing so. Daily Caller Dot Com reports that just days after taking office, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue persuaded the President to change his mind after …


Trump Threatens to Terminate ‘KORUS’

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In a recent interview, President Donald Trump threatened to terminate a trade agreement with South Korea, which he referred to as a “horrible deal that’s left America destroyed.” A Washington Post article says Trump sharply criticized the U.S. free trade agreement with South Korea, known as “KORUS,” which was most recently ratified in 2011. “It’s a Hillary Clinton disaster, a …

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Former USTR Says Future NAFTA Renegotiations Unpredictable

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A former U.S. trade representative warned Canada that trade negotiations with the U.S. would be much less predictable with the Donald Trump administration. Obama-era USTR Michael Froman told Canada-based CBC News much of the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations with the Trump administration will likely be familiar ground, albeit with a less predictable partner. Froman helped lead the Obama …


Trump to Renegotiate NAFTA, For Now

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President Donald Trump says he has agreed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, rather than terminate the agreement. Following news that the White House was preparing an executive order to terminate NAFTA, the President said on Twitter Thursday that leaders called from Mexico and Canada “asking to renegotiate rather than terminate,” adding he agreed to do so. But, …

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NCGA Urges White House: Don’t Withdraw From NAFTA

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) denounced reports that the White House has drafted plans to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The following is a statement from NCGA President Wesley Spurlock. “Mr. President, America’s corn farmers helped elect you. We are strong supporters of your administration and continue to stand ready to work with you to …


Farm Bureau Welcomes Decision to Improve NAFTA

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The American Farm Bureau Federation thanked the Trump administration today for its decision to pursue renegotiation over withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement. The full text of the letter from AFBF President Zippy Duvall is below: “Thank you for your recent decision to choose the path of renegotiation for the North American Free Trade Agreement, rather than withdrawal. …

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White House Readies Order on NAFTA Withdrawal

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Two White House sources told Politico that the Trump Administration is considering an executive order withdrawing the country from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Officials say the draft order has been submitted for the final stages of review and could be unveiled soon. Politico says the order could change in the coming days but seems to indicate an intent …

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U.S., EU, Opening Door to TTIP Talks

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The European Union and the United States could soon be reviving negotiations of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over the weekend told the Financial Times reducing the trans-Atlantic trade deficit in goods is a top priority. The $146 billion trans-Atlantic trade deficit is only second to China’s $347 billion deficit. Ross was hosting …


NAFTA Talks Not Happening Soon

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President Donald Trump says the White House will offer some preliminary plans on the possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) sometime within the next two weeks. While he didn’t get more specific than that, Politico’s Morning Agriculture report adds that a White House spokesman says the Administration is currently working on negotiating text with Congress. The …

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Pacific Region Poultry and Egg Production Report

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California Egg Production California’s egg production during March totaled 294 million, up 28 million from February’s production but down 3 million from March 2016. The all layers during the month totaled 12.3 million, up 1 percent from last month, but down 1 percent from March 2016. Eggs per 100 layers during the month were 2,394, compared to 2,178 a month …

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Canada Doubling Down on Dairy Trade Comments

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade 85 Comments

Canada continues to say ‘it’s not our problem’ when asked about dairy trade with the United States. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (true-doh) told Bloomberg News Thursday: “It’s not Canada that’s the challenge here.” Trudeau said the U.S. has a large dairy trade surplus with Canada. He stood by his own system, by saying every country subsidizes agriculture, adding: “Let’s …

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Australia and New Zealand Dairy Leaders Would Support U.S. WTO Action on Canada

Dan Dairy and Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade 114 Comments

Dairy industry leaders from Australia and New Zealand say they would support the U.S. in potential World Trade Organization action against Canada. Leaders from both nations say they would support President Donald Trump if he included the WTO in a trade dispute over a milk pricing scheme by Canada that is harming U.S. dairy farmers. U.S. dairy groups say the …

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The Potential Effects of Increased Demand for U.S. Agricultural Exports on Metro and Nonmetro Employment

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by Steven Zahniser, Tom Hertz, Peter Dixon, and Maureen Rimmer,  Economic Research Service What Is the Issue? ERS estimates that U.S. agricultural exports supported about 1.1 million full-time, civilian jobs in 2015. Yet, the economic linkages between U.S. agricultural exports and rural employment are not fully understood, particularly in the metro and nonmetro regions of each State and among production …

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California Grape Acreage Report, 2016 Summary

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California’s 2016 grape acreage totaled 897,000 acres.  Of the total grape acreage, 841,000 were bearing while 56,000 were non-bearing.  The wine-type grape acreage is estimated at 602,000 acres, with 560,000 bearing and 42,000 non-bearing.  Table-type grape acreage totaled 123,000 acres, with 111,000 bearing and 12,000 non-bearing.  Acreage of raisin-type grapes totaled 172,000 acres, with 170,000 bearing and 2,000 non-bearing. The …


Mexico Finishing New Trade Deal with Argentina

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Mexico is looking to establish closer ties with other Latin American and South American countries after Donald Trump took office in the United States, its biggest export market. Reuters says Mexico expects to finish a new trade agreement with Argentina by the end of this year as it continues to try to diversify its trading partners. Argentina could make significant …

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U.S. Petition Seeks Brazilian Beef Ban

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An online petition is seeking a ban on beef imports to the U.S. from Brazil. Posted on the White House’s We the People Website, the petition cites Brazil’s tainted meat scandal in asking the administration to ban “unsafe imports” from Brazil until all beef in the U.S. is sold with a country-of-origin label. Food Safety News reports the petition was …