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(Daily News)
February 23, 2018

A web of Chinese food safety standards, “mercantilist” policies, trade agreements that exclude the U.S. and other non-tariff barriers are making it difficult for U.S. agricultural exporters to ship their products to China, a senior Agriculture Department official said Friday.


(Daily News)
February 21, 2018

Colombia’s quest to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which could be concluded as soon as April, could have major implications for other Latin American countries -- such as Brazil -- as well as future trade relations with the U.S., according to analysts and private-sector sources.


(In Trade)
February 07, 2018

“Just with the mention of China considering antidumping and countervailing duty taxes, the cash price on sorghum dropped over a dollar. So we see how fragile we are from a trade perspective.”


(In Trade)
February 06, 2018

“We get the Mexican politics out of the way, I think we’ll have a deal before the end of the year.”


(In Trade)
February 06, 2018

“I think they're good for singles and doubles, and you know – those score runs.”


(In Trade)
January 31, 2018

“Not only do we have a Plan b, we have a Plan C and D and E and F,” the prime minister says; Ross insists withdrawal remains an option and says a final deal must be “100 percent” palatable to the president.


(Daily News)
January 08, 2018

Canada must step up its engagement in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Trade Ted McKinney said in remarks at the annual American Farm Bureau Federation conference -- while President Trump hardly mentioned the pact in his speech.


(In Trade)
January 05, 2018

Jason Hafemeister writes that it is time “to reflect, reset, and reinvigorate the negotiations to tackle the real-world international trade concerns that face agriculture today.”


(In Trade)
January 04, 2018

“We find the EU a very difficult place to do business and so we hope ... the reset button can at least be considered,” he said, defending U.S. poultry in particular.


(In Trade)
January 03, 2018

“We’d love to do a bilateral with Japan. We’ll just have to see how the other trade agreements transpire and then we’ll find that opening in whatever form it takes.”


(In Trade)
December 19, 2017

Ahead of a Tuesday meeting with Lighthizer, the senator says “from my point of view ... this indicates a pessimistic view of how things are going.”


(In Trade)
December 13, 2017

“I just said, ‘I know you feel that the Rust Belt really came to your side, but these are your people as well.’”


(In Trade)
December 11, 2017

“The administration knows very well where farmers and the food and ag industries stand, but I would advise anybody to be prepared with contingencies.”


(Daily News)
November 10, 2017

The U.S. citrus industry last month moved to vacate an Agriculture Department rule allowing lemon imports from northwest Argentina.


(In Trade)
October 16, 2017

Food & Water Watch laments what it calls a “flawed system.”


(Daily News)
October 04, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the progress made in the first three rounds of North American Free Trade Agreement talks and said he expected the U.S., Canada and Mexico to make their positions clearer at the next round


(In Trade)
October 03, 2017

Ted McKinney has led Indiana's agriculture department since 2014.


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