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(Daily News)
February 21, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is “cautiously optimistic” the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be passed by Congress by this summer, he said on Thursday.


(Daily News)
February 11, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday that his department has been telling the White House and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico should be lifted.


(In Trade)
February 07, 2019

McKinney says U.S. wants pork access, ethanol tariffs removed


(In Trade)
February 05, 2019

Lighthizer: “Our farmers, ranchers, and food manufacturers and workers can compete against anyone in overseas markets, and input from our stakeholders can help guide President Trump’s trade strategy in opening these markets.”


(In Trade)
January 08, 2019

Grassley: “Farmers who haven’t been able to apply for trade assistance would’ve missed the deadline through no fault of their own. It’s worth recognizing that farmers applying for assistance in the first place are hurting because of a trade war they didn’t start.”


(In Trade)
December 17, 2018

Perdue: “While there have been positive movements on the trade front, American farmers are continuing to experience losses due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. This assistance will help with short-term cash flow issues.”


(In Trade)
December 05, 2018

Other targets include Canada, Colombia, Kenya and Mexico.


(In Trade)
November 28, 2018

A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis predicts the worst is yet to come.


(In Trade)
November 26, 2018

“I continue to hear from farmers who are disappointed in USDA’s approach to calculating the first round of MFP payments because it was too narrow in scope and did not capture the real-time impacts of trade disruptions on our markets.”


(In Trade)
November 05, 2018

“Unfortunately, the assistance provided by the Department does not make up for the drastic losses California farmers have faced due to tariffs.”


(In Trade)
October 31, 2018

Cruz, Cornyn, Hurd ask Perdue to “use all avenues of assistance” to ensure organizations across the country can handle a surge.


(In Trade)
October 29, 2018

“There's no argument: Farmers are getting hurt,” the Democratic senator said on Friday, calling her opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, “the kind of person whose blind loyalty to a president and to an administration will sell our farmers down the road.”


(In Trade)
October 26, 2018

(In Trade)
October 24, 2018

“The Department has indicated that a second payment may be made this year. We are eager to work with you on a plan that better reflects the struggles dairy producers across the country have faced due to the tariffs.”


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