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(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.


(Daily News)
November 24, 2020

The Agriculture Department expects China to import a record-setting $27 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods in fiscal year 2021, but to fall short of the more than $40 billion year-two target for U.S. agricultural imports set in the U.S.-China phase-one trade agreement, according to a quarterly forecast issued on Monday.


(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.”


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