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(Daily News)
July 20, 2017

The United States and China announced Thursday that a final phytosanitary protocol -- over a decade in the making -- has been signed, allowing the U.S. to export rice to China provided certain requirements are met.


(In Trade)
July 19, 2017

Ted McKinney, the director of the Indiana Agriculture Department, served under then-Gov. Mike Pence.


(In Trade)
July 19, 2017

Conaway: “agriculture needs to keep its foot on the gas to ensure their interests are known and reflected in the agreement.”


(In Trade)
July 13, 2017

Stephen Censky has served as CEO of the trade association for 21 years.


(Daily News)
July 13, 2017

A Thursday Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on the Farm Bill and its agricultural export promotion programs turned into a platform for senators and members of the agricultural industry to voice their concerns over a slew of trade issues including the NAFTA renegotiation, the Commerce Department's Section 232 steel investigation and the status of U.S. competitiveness in the Asia-Pacific.


(In Trade)
July 11, 2017

Representatives from four agri-business representatives and one trade group are slated to testify during the trade-themed hearing.


(In Trade)
July 11, 2017

“Consider the consequences to the rest of the U.S. economy and avoid igniting a trade war through new restrictions on steel or aluminum trade.”


(In Trade)
June 28, 2017

Food & Water Watch says allowing the imports is “yet another example of the USDA prioritizing trade over public health.”


(In Trade)
June 26, 2017

Perdue will ceremonially cut a Nebraska Prime rib and participate in a cooking demonstration to celebrate the first U.S. beef exports to China in 13 years.


(In Trade)
June 22, 2017

Perdue: “Although international trade is an important part of what we do, my first priority is to protect American consumers.”


(Daily News)
June 20, 2017

U.S. cattle groups are asking a U.S. district court to vacate the Agriculture Department's beef-labeling regulations because they do not mandate that all imported beef labels show countries of origin, which the groups claim is a violation of U.S. law.


(In Trade)
June 20, 2017

“What will take place in the negotiations, we will see. The table has not been set yet. When it is we'll deal with that.”


(In Trade)
June 16, 2017

Jason Hafemeister was the lead agriculture negotiator for the World Trade Organization's Doha round.


(In Trade)
June 16, 2017

The U.S. Dairy Export Council said in the MOU will boost access for more than 200 U.S. exporters right away and allow for more entrants later.


(Daily News)
June 14, 2017

According to multiple sources, the Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service is set to publish on Friday a proposed amendment to a rule that will allow China to export poultry products to the U.S. from birds slaughtered in China, a move the U.S. committed to as part of the 100-day plan the Trump administration reached with China.


(Daily News)
June 14, 2017

After the U.S. and Mexico last week concluded negotiations on sugar “agreements in principle” that will replace 2014 suspension deals, the Commerce Department on Wednesday published draft amendments and announced a public comment period ending on June 21 -- with the goal of signing the deals by June 30.


(In Trade)
June 14, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday told Senate appropriators he does not believe the sugar deal that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross struck with Mexico last week features a “loophole,” as the U.S. sugar industry claims.


(Daily News)
June 14, 2017

Two Democratic senators on Tuesday said they hope a traceability requirement U.S. meat packers must meet to ship beef to China will lead to practices that will allow the U.S. to re-implement a country-of-origin labeling law that is compliant with World Trade Organization rules.


(Daily News)
June 13, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Tuesday assured Senate appropriators the Canadian dairy industry's milk pricing scheme will be key to the U.S. approach to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.


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