Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, said the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has support across agriculture and should be an easy decision for Congress to finalize.
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.
In a Farm Journal exclusive, Ray Starling, who serves as the special assistant to the president for agriculture and agricultural trade, discussed why the administration is taking such a tough stance on trade.
Sonny Perdue, as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, may be the most aggressive enforcer of President Donald Trump’s pro-business and deregulatory agenda that the fewest Americans, outside agriculture, have ever heard of.
A new coalition, American for Farmers and Families, representing farmers, suppliers, refiners, transporters, retailers and consumers are speaking out to preserve and modernize the North American Free Trade 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.
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is vocal the Trump administration is leaning towards potentially drifting away from the trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement and heading toward two separate bilateral agreements.