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(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.


(Daily News)
September 19, 2017

The Trump administration is weighing a “reciprocal” response to Brazil’s imposition of a tariff-rate quota on ethanol imports, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
September 19, 2017

President Trump's pick for a new trade under secretary post at the Agriculture Department told the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday that one of his priorities, if confirmed, will be to address non-scientific barriers that U.S. producers face in foreign markets.


(Daily News)
September 14, 2017

Taiwanese officials this week signed letters of intent to purchase almost $3 billion worth of U.S. soybeans, corn and wheat during a trade mission that also involved talks with U.S. officials about the prospects for a bilateral free trade agreement, as well as issues with U.S. pork imports.


(In Trade)
September 13, 2017

“Every ag organization or commodity group has been behind this gentleman, so I think without question we’ll move him expeditiously.”


(In Trade)
September 11, 2017

The first priority, they write, is to “get off the sidelines and get back in the business of negotiating trade agreements.”


(In Trade)
September 07, 2017

“It's really hard to prepare if you are trying to be productive at the table but you're afraid your partner will walk away.”


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