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(In Trade)
March 29, 2017

The panel had set to render a verdict on former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
March 28, 2017

The Agriculture Committee will vote on Perdue’s nomination on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
March 24, 2017

Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue, at his recent confirmation hearing, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not block Brazilian beef exports despite the revelation that Brazilian officials had accepted bribes in return for allowing tainted meat to be exported, with Perdue noting that those exports never reached the U.S. and the U.S. could face retaliation.


(In Trade)
March 24, 2017

“Under the plan, America's no-cost sugar policy would be rolled back in exchange for the elimination of foreign subsidy programs.”


(Daily News)
March 23, 2017

Sonny Perdue, President Trump's pick to lead the Agriculture Department, said during his March 23 confirmation hearing that working with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Commerce Department to expand agricultural trade will be his top priority.


(In Trade)
March 22, 2017

The group wants the administration to “ensure a reinstatement of COOL would be allowable under any renegotiation” of NAFTA.


(In Trade)
March 22, 2017

“To use the president’s terminology, agriculture already helps us win in the race to trade more and we will make sure agriculture continues to win.”


(In Trade)
March 20, 2017

“It is laughable that the United States continues to recognize their inspection system as being equivalent.”


(In Trade)
March 17, 2017

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) says he is inclined to support the agriculture secretary nominee.


(Daily News)
March 16, 2017

The National Economic Council told food and agricultural groups on March 15 that reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement and forging a bilateral deal with Japan are its top two trade negotiating objectives, according to a participant in the White House meeting.


(In Trade)
March 10, 2017

“We need somebody down at the department to be a true champion for the producers and farmers and ranchers.”


(Daily News)
March 10, 2017

Arkansas Republican Rep. Rick Crawford expressed confidence this week that his bill to allow U.S. agriculture exporters to extend credit to Cuban buyers is gaining support in Congress, but where President Trump and the White House stand on the idea – and Cuba policy in general – remains largely unclear.


(In Trade)
March 08, 2017

“Trade policies that grow American manufacturing jobs have my full support, but they can't come at the expense of agriculture jobs.”


(In Trade)
February 27, 2017

“Such a position will bring unified high-level representation to key trade negotiations with senior, foreign officials and within the Executive Branch.”


(Daily News)
February 24, 2017

Negotiations to redo agreements suspending U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties on Mexican sugar have paused due to turnover in the U.S. Agriculture and Commerce departments, but a former USDA undersecretary is optimistic that a deal can be struck once the Trump administration’s team is in place and brought up to speed.


(In Trade)
February 23, 2017

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) says Trump's planned path on trade remains unclear.


(In Trade)
February 01, 2017

“SUA believes that USTR must retain its historic leadership role in trade policy, and that a strong and knowledgeable leader is indispensable.”


(Daily News)
February 01, 2017

State secretaries of agriculture blasted Mexico and Canada over a series of trade barriers, including moves by Canadian provinces to adopt dairy ingredient strategies and treat imported wine differently than domestically produced wine.


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