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(In Trade)
April 29, 2021

The decision was lauded by U.S. industry groups and lawmakers.


(Daily News)
April 27, 2021

The European Union’s push to green the bloc's agriculture sector will be guided by the World Trade Organization and other international standards, a European agriculture official said on Tuesday, speaking to U.S. concerns that the EU “Farm to Fork” strategy would negatively affect U.S. agriculture.


(Daily News)
April 14, 2021

The U.S. can mitigate its reliance on China’s agriculture purchases by tapping into markets in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told lawmakers on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
April 13, 2021

The Organic Trade Association is pressing the Agriculture Department to help with efforts to delay the implementation of a Mexican certification regulation it says would result in lost sales for exporters, and asking for clarifications of how it will be enforced, an official with the trade group told Inside U.S. Trade on Tuesday.


(In Trade)
April 05, 2021

The ag secretary will “encourage” enforcement to ensure market access for U.S. potatoes if a court ruling doesn't answer his concerns.


(Daily News)
March 30, 2021

Congress and the administration should start working now to renew Trade Promotion Authority so the U.S. is able to pursue future trade goals, such as concluding negotiations with the United Kingdom, opening new markets in Africa and potentially even rejoining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
March 30, 2021

The U.S. is not planning to put U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement dispute resolution mechanisms to use anytime soon to address ongoing concerns with Mexico’s agriculture practices, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday.


(Daily News)
March 22, 2021

A broad coalition of U.S. agricultural groups on Monday welcomed new U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai by sending her and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack a lengthy, detailed list of complaints about a “quickly deteriorating trade relationship” with Mexico.


(In Trade)
March 18, 2021

Thirty-six lawmakers say the Biden administration should “hold China accountable to the agreed-upon terms and commitments.”


(Daily News)
March 09, 2021

Tariff détentes reached with the United Kingdom and the European Union last week could open the door to broader trade agreement discussions, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said last week, promising a strong departmental focus on “more markets, better markets, newer markets and fairer markets” during the Biden administration.


(In Trade)
March 03, 2021

Esteban Moctezuma will help “identify and promote trade and investment opportunities” within the USMCA framework, the embassy said.


(Daily News)
February 25, 2021

The European Union’s agriculture sustainability strategy, known as “Farm to Fork,” is “straight up protectionism,” the former top agricultural negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said this week, arguing that the bloc was claiming its blocking of new agricultural technology would make European agriculture more sustainable.


(In Trade)
February 23, 2021

The vote was 92-7.


(Daily News)
February 02, 2021

President Biden’s pick to lead the Agriculture Department, Tom Vilsack, was questioned on Tuesday about trade-related issues that fall under the purview of USDA, including the role of the under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, country-of-origin labeling and dairy pricing.


(Daily News)
January 28, 2021

President Biden should install the “right person” to take over as under secretary of agriculture for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, incoming Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said on Thursday, insisting the position plays an “important role” for U.S. agriculture.


(In Trade)
January 27, 2021

Grassley calls for the former Iowa governor (and Biden ag secretary) to be confirmed “as soon as possible.”


(In Trade)
January 14, 2021

Vilsack highlighted the “importance of rebuilding and leveraging our relationships with partners and allies and pursuing a stable trade policy that works for all Americans here at home.”


(In Trade)
January 05, 2021

The first-ever USDA under secretary for trade said the pandemic has created new opportunities for the U.S. to expand markets.


(In Trade)
December 08, 2020

“The patience is so necessary. They still believe they can do it all on their own and be self-sufficient, which is quite the contrary to the reality.”


(In Trade)
December 03, 2020

The Georgia Democrat beat out Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), while Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) retained the chairmanship of the Ways & Means Committee.


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