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(Daily News)
March 21, 2018

The Agriculture Department's top trade official, Ted McKinney, on Wednesday told agriculture stakeholders to “buckle up” and prepare for turbulence as the Trump administration goes after unfair trading practices.


(In Trade)
March 21, 2018

“The maneuvering regarding steel and aluminum and those exemptions may be a leverage point that could help [the] NAFTA negotiations move along as well.”


(Daily News)
March 16, 2018

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) this week blasted a panel of Cabinet members for a lack of “Buy American” language in the White House's 2018 infrastructure blueprint, issued last month.


(In Trade)
March 12, 2018

“When you talk about trade issues – and even if [Trump] is just talking tough – you have to understand the implications. Even just talking tough can affect the markets.”


(Daily News)
March 07, 2018

The Trump administration should leverage impending tariffs on steel and aluminum to quickly strike a NAFTA deal in its favor and acquire trade concessions from the European Union, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday, echoing the thinking of President Trump and other administration officials.


(Daily News)
March 06, 2018

Mexico’s U.S. ambassador, Geronimo Gutierrez, warned on Monday that the tariffs on steel and aluminum the Trump administration is planning could constrain the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations.


(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.”


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