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(In Trade)
August 14, 2017

“Ensure that as you advance U.S. interests, domestic agricultural producers are not subjected to retaliatory tariffs, which has happened in the past.”


(Daily News)
July 28, 2017

Japan's plan to trigger a frozen beef import safeguard -- which would bump tariffs on U.S. imports from 38.5 percent to 50 percent -- has alarmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. beef industry.


(Daily News)
July 28, 2017

Despite warning signs over the past few months stemming from President Trump’s threats to withdraw from NAFTA, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ended a trip to Mexico this week feeling confident the country is not seriously interested in pivoting away from the United States for its agricultural imports.


(In Trade)
July 27, 2017

“Cotinued access on the terms that were negotiated in the KORUS is essential to the future health of the U.S. beef industry.”


(In Trade)
July 27, 2017

“Getting briefed up, talking about U.S. ag trade w/Mexico,” he tweets.


(In Trade)
July 26, 2017

Poultry is “often part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, and our farmers would very much like to be able to offer their products during that time.”


(In Trade)
July 21, 2017

“A grassroots powerhouse that informs, mobilizes and amplifies the voice of U.S. farmers and ranchers who depend on worldwide markets.”


(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.


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