Tai Talks Trade With Wisconsin Dairy Farmers

Last week, U.S. Trade Representative Kathrine Tai traveled to Wisconsin to meet with dairy farmers. Several producers voiced their concerns and priorities for dairy exports, specifically when it comes to trade issues with Canada under USMCA. “I think we had some really candid exchanges. One of the really important aspects of the USMCA is that […]

AEM Releases June 2021 Equipment Sales Numbers

Smaller tractors led declines in U.S. and Canada farm tractor sales while overall tractor inventories are down more than 40% year-over-year. Monthly data released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers finds U.S. total farm tractor sales fell 12.7% in June compared to 2020, the second overall negative result in a year. Meanwhile, U.S. Combine sales […]

USTR Meets with USMCA Trade Representatives

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai spoke with officials from Mexico and Canada this week on trade issues during a meeting in Mexico City. The meeting coincided with the one year anniversary of USMCA replacing NAFTA. A statement from the USTR office said Tai spoke with her Canadian counterpart about softwood lumber, dairy, and WTO reform. […]

U.S. Dairy Industry Continues To Have Concern With Canada’s TRQ

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai has initiated a trade dispute settlement case with the Canadian government over dairy tariff-rate quota, or TRQ. Senior Vice President of both the National Milk Producers Federation and the Dairy Export Council Shawna Morris says they’ve been asking for enforcement action since mid-2020. “The main problem we pointed to in particular was the fact that […]

USMCA Trade Officials Meeting in Mexico City This Week

Trade representatives from the United States, Mexico and Canada are set to meet this week to commemorate the first anniversary of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, better known as USMCA. Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, U.S. Trade Ambassador Katherine Tai, and Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade meet in Mexico City Tuesday. The […]

Vilsack Explains How USMCA Can Benefit American Farmers

Shortly after taking office earlier this year, Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, placed an emphasis on USMCA and how it can benefit the American farmer. “[We want to] re-enforce our goal and our belief that these agreements need to be enforced to the letter.” With, Vilsack noted, particular focus on Canada. Specifically on dairy as the […]

USTR Begins USMCA Dispute Panel on Dairy Trade with Canada

On Tuesday, Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the U.S. has requested and established a dispute settlement panel under the USMCA regarding dairy trade. The request seeks to review measures adopted by Canada that “undermine the ability of American dairy exporters to sell a wide range of products to Canadian consumers.” The U.S. is challenging Canada’s […]

Tai Addresses Dairy Issues Between U.S./Canada

The dairy industry has expressed frustrations with our neighbors to the north. Many American producers allege Canada is trying to limit imports of U.S. dairy products, despite the updated USMCA. So now, the U.S. dairy industry is pressing the Biden administration to start a dispute settlement case with Canada. During a recent House hearing with […]

Trade Officials Begin USMCA Summit

Trade talks are underway between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, as part of a two-day summit focus on USMCA. The agreement is nearing its first anniversary, and there are a handful of issues of concern. Politico reports there are continuing labor concerns between the U.S. and Mexico and trade barriers in place by Mexico and […]

Canadian National Railway Purchasing 1K Grain Cars

Canadian National Railway has placed an order for 1,000 new generation, high-capacity grain hopper cars. The new railcars, to be built in Mexico, will help meet the growing needs of North American grain farmers and the demands of grain customers. The order is part of a larger program to build and renew a fleet of […]