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(Daily News)
November 13, 2020

As the European Union undertakes its transition to more sustainable agriculture – including ambitious targets on reducing pesticide, fertilizer and antimicrobial use – the bloc is trying to ease the increasing consternation of Trump administration officials by insisting its goal is global cooperation, not domination, on sustainability.


(In Trade)
November 13, 2020

“I just hope that whoever comes out with the victory in the presidential election, that this kind of thing is sustained, because it’s fair.”


(Daily News)
November 06, 2020

China is stockpiling a variety of commodities at unprecedented rates because Beijing is working to fill phase-one obligations and because prices are low due to the global recession, according to analysts.


(In Trade)
November 04, 2020

Reps. David Scott (GA), Jim Costa (CA) and Marcia Fudge (OH) have the most seniority on the panel.


(In Trade)
October 26, 2020

Next year’s targets are even bigger than this year’s targets, so it’s going to be even harder to catch up.


(Daily News)
October 26, 2020

World Trade Organization members will soon have to grapple with the repercussions of U.S. agricultural subsidies that likely exceed domestic support commitments while deliberating how best to discipline state support, analysts and former officials said on Monday.


(Daily News)
October 23, 2020

China has purchased more than 70 percent of the U.S. agricultural products it pledged to buy during the first year of its phase-one trade deal with the U.S., according to a new report from the Trump administration that relies on a new method of tracking purchases.


(Daily News)
October 22, 2020

The U.S. is expected to exceed its World Trade Organization limit on agricultural domestic support for 2019 and 2020, congressional researchers say in a new report, though the Agriculture Department insists the programs were designed with the WTO constraints in mind.


(In Trade)
October 19, 2020

“We have found that virtual calls like this really can be successful. We will be adopting a great deal more of this.”


(Daily News)
October 09, 2020

The U.S. could pursue a World Trade Organization challenge if the European Union moves forward with its “Farm to Fork” agriculture strategy, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said this week, underscoring statements from other U.S. officials who say the U.S. will not allow the EU to “lead astray” international agriculture standards.


(In Trade)
October 08, 2020

“They still have time to make the goal and make the purchase amounts that they had committed to very, very publicly.”


(Daily News)
September 23, 2020

World Trade Organization members this week criticized the U.S. for its ongoing payments to farmers through its trade- and pandemic-related aid programs, pressing the Trump administration to account for agricultural support they say likely exceeds the U.S. domestic support limit.


(In Trade)
September 01, 2020

USTR will work with producers on an ITC effort “to monitor and investigate imports of strawberries and bell peppers, which could enable an expedited global safeguard investigation later this year.”


(Daily News)
August 20, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday pleaded for help from lawmakers, agriculture industry representatives and farmers as the administration works to develop a “realistic” solution to their longstanding concerns that imports of seasonal products from Mexico are harming the U.S. industry.


(In Trade)
August 18, 2020

Three GOP senators urge the Trump administration to use “all available mechanisms” to ensure Mexican market access for U.S. potatoes.


(In Trade)
August 18, 2020

Lawmakers from Georgia and Florida will testify on Thursday.


(Daily News)
August 14, 2020

Arizona lawmakers this week reaffirmed their opposition to any new trade remedies for seasonal growers, warning they would harm the state’s economy and “undermine” the spirit of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


(In Trade)
August 11, 2020

Sen. Rubio and other Florida lawmakers will be the first to testify, followed by panels of agricultural group representatives and seasonal growers.


(In Trade)
July 30, 2020

The group urges the administration to “improve upon the template” established by USMCA.


(Daily News)
July 14, 2020

Chinese imports of U.S. goods through the first half of this year remain behind last year’s pace, according to Chinese trade data released on Tuesday, the same day the U.S. Agriculture Department announced massive new contracts for U.S. exporters shipping to China.


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