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grains council
U.S. Grains Council (USGC) leaders traveled to Mexico this week to hear customer concerns about the state of trade relations between the two countries and offer reassurances about U.S. grains producers’ dedication to their market.

Chairman Chip Councell, a farmer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and President and CEO Tom Sleight traveled to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Merida, accompanied by USGC’s Mexico Director Ryan LeGrand and Assistant Director Heidi Bringenberg. Continue reading

mexico dairy leadersThe leaders of three major U.S. dairy organizations Wednesday promised to continue a strong commitment to their time-tested partnership with Mexico’s dairy industry and consumers. Continue reading

nafta changes
Mexico issued a warning to the United States over the weekend, saying if any North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations include new tariffs, the nation’s trade leaders would “get up from the table.” Continue reading

nafta changes
Senior officials from Canada and Mexico say re-negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will happen with all nations at the table. The trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico is being targeted by President Donald Trump for “tweaking.” Continue reading

corn mexico deal
The CEO of global agribusiness company Bunge Limited says U.S. corn is a better deal for Mexico than corn from Argentina or Brazil. Continue reading

food producers
U.S. food producers are expediting shipments to Mexico and seeking alternative markets as concerns rise over immigration and trade policy changes. Food producers are lining up alternative markets as business could be at risk if clashes over trade and immigration escalate between Mexico and the U.S., according to Reuters. Continue reading

seed industry
The U.S. seed industry has concerns regarding a border tax President Donald Trump wants to impose to fund a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Continue reading

President Donald Trump’s plan to implement a 20 percent tax on all goods imported from Mexico would likely harm agriculture and consumers alike. Continue reading

pork exports
The National Pork Producers Council committed to work with the Trump administration to preserve tariff-free market access for U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico. The administration is planning to pursue trade discussions with the two countries.

“As far a pork is concerned, the trade deals with Canada and Mexico have been tremendous for U.S. pork producers,” said NPPC President John Weber, a pork producer from Dysart, Iowa. Continue reading

Everett Griner talks about the problems a border wall will bring in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

An ambassador of Mexico says the nation is prepared to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement and seeks to restart a guest-worker system. Continue reading

Mexico corn harvest
Pro Farmer reports that Mexico purchased 709,200 metric tons of U.S. corn the week prior to the U.S. elections, which was three times the average volume for the preceding month. Continue reading

Napa Valley, California: Hall Wines, Certified Organic vineyard with Bunny foo Foo in the background, May 12 2015 Napa Valley, California.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced plans to establish a Joint Organic Compliance Committee to enhance cooperation and ensure the integrity of organic products traded between the United States and Mexico.

The committee will be established through a terms of reference signed by the AMS Administrator Elanor Starmer and Enrique Sánchez Cruz, Director in Chief of the National Service for Animal and Plant Health, Food Safety and Quality of Mexico (SENASICA). Continue reading

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