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(Daily News)
May 26, 2017

Gregg Doud, president of the Commodity Markets Council, is expected to be tapped as the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s chief agriculture negotiator, sources told Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
May 25, 2017

American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall believes President Trump’s 11th-hour decision not to withdraw from NAFTA was a shrewd negotiating move designed to get Canada and Mexico quickly to the table, adding on Thursday that key advisers surrounding Trump will prevent actions that could jeopardize agricultural interests in the talks.


(Daily News)
May 24, 2017

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week told Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and members of the House Agriculture Committee the Trump administration will prioritize exports of U.S. agriculture products and that “do no harm has got to be our objective” for upcoming NAFTA talks with Mexico and Canada -- a renegotiation process the panel’s chairman, Mike Conaway (R-TX), described as “unsettling” to the ag community.


(Daily News)
May 24, 2017

Senate Agriculture Committee leaders and several industry groups are voicing opposition to the Trump administration's proposed elimination of the Agriculture Department's Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development cooperator program, both of which provide funding to organizations for overseas marketing and promotional activities to boost exports.


(Daily News)
May 24, 2017

The U.S. citrus industry has filed suit against the Department of Agriculture in an attempt to rewrite a rule allowing lemon imports from northwest Argentina, arguing that the process behind USDA's decision lacked scientific explanations and was influenced by foreign policy motives.


(Daily News)
May 19, 2017

Government officials on Thursday heard a range of voices during a hearing called to inform a Commerce Department-led review of bilateral trade deficits, with the services sector and economists blasting the study as too narrow in scope while industry groups argued that deficits are threats that should be urgently addressed.


(Daily News)
May 17, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, outlining his trade agenda, told House members today there are portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that could be fashioned into a renegotiated NAFTA agreement.


(Daily News)
May 11, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today will announce the establishment of an under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs position at the Agriculture Department, according to a USDA statement.


(Daily News)
May 10, 2017

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) told Inside U.S. Trade this week they were concerned about the administration's recent decision not to extend a stay on import regulations for lemons from northwest Argentina after a 15-year ban, adding that they planned to engage with representatives of the domestic citrus industry who claim the administration should have further conferred with them before making the final decision.


(In Trade)
May 08, 2017

The goal is to “reassert the importance of the Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development Program.”


(Daily News)
May 05, 2017

Legislation aimed at diversifying Mexican corn purchases away from the U.S. is intended to send a message that Mexico is not a “punching bag” for U.S. politicians critical of the two countries' trade relationship, according to the Mexican senator who sponsored the measure and is also a candidate in the 2018 presidential race.


(In Trade)
May 04, 2017

USTR says the move “removes a longstanding and unfair barrier and will help return U.S. citrus exports to the EU to the levels we had a decade ago.”


(In Trade)
May 03, 2017

Two major dairy groups set up the meetings with Perdue, Vaughn, Ryan and other lawmakers from key committees.


(In Trade)
May 02, 2017

“There are some things we can gain in agriculture” from a redone deal, the agriculture secretary said.


(Daily News)
May 01, 2017

Following Argentinian President Mauricio Macri’s visit to the U.S. last week, domestic citrus producers will meet with members of congress and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative -- among other agencies -- early this week to advocate for a more transparent inspection process in an ongoing dispute over Argentine lemon imports, which President Trump recently said he would consider.


(In Trade)
May 01, 2017

“If I were a farmer, I would plant as much as I can logically plant under today’s environment.”


(In Trade)
April 24, 2017

“Our real potential for economic growth is either talking you all into eating more or finding new markets for our products overseas.”


(Daily News)
April 24, 2017

The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Agriculture secretary, which Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) touted by saying “I’m very happy with this vote; he’s a good man.”


(In Trade)
April 21, 2017

The Iowa senator said lawmakers “will have to make sure the people working under him know how important this is for us.”


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