The decision by the U.S. Department of State to suspend visa processing in Mexico because of COVID-19 threatens to worsen the labor shortage in the pork industry and across U.S. agriculture, NPPC says.
Talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continued for the third straight week last week, as representatives from the U.S., Canada and Mexico pushed to finalize an updated deal.
The summer show season is uncertain for many 4-H and FFA members who have been caring for their livestock and preparing the show ring for weeks. Some event organizers have found another way using the World Wide Web.
After years of fostering international trade relationships, U.S. pork producers are applauding actions taken on Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives when it passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
In yet another surprise announcement, the administration has put tariffs on steel and aluminum from some of its most important trading partners. As a result, Mexico is threatening to retaliate against U.S. pork.