NMPF, USDEC Pleased With Recent USMCA Ruling

The National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council are applauding this month’s decision that Canada improperly restricted access for American dairy producers. The ruling by the USMCA Dispute Settlement Panel is the first under the updated trilateral trade agreement. NMPF executive vice president, Jaime Castanado said much of the new, small access the […]

AEM Releases Year-End 2021 Equipment Sales Numbers

Nearly 360,000 total tractors and combines left dealer lots across North America in 2021. U.S. and Canadian unit sales of ag tractors and combines finished 2021 with gains of more than 10% in nearly every segment in both countries. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers released the data this week that shows U.S. total farm tractor […]

Canada Reacts To Recent USMCA Ruling

Canada has lost the first arbitrated dispute under the USMCA. A three-person trade panel agreed that Canada is, in fact, denying U.S. producers their fair share of access to the Canadian dairy product market. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative requested the dispute panel in May of last year. It was tasked with examining […]

Vilsack Reacts To TRQ’s Ruling

The USMCA dispute settlement panel recently ruled against Canada’s application of tariff rate quotas on dairy products. “There were 14 different tariff rate quotas which are agreements by Canada to allow certain volumes of types of dairy products; milk, creams, skim milk powder, butter, etc., indicated up to a certain level,” said Agricultural Secretary Tom […]

Dairy Issue With Canada Farm From Done, Salmonsen Says

This week’s trade ruling against Canada’s restrictive dairy import system in favor of the U.S. is not the end of the process. That ruling gives Canada until February 3rd to comply and still leaves unfinished U.S. efforts with Mexico. The U.S. dairy industry is urging Canada to comply swiftly with a USMCA dispute panel ruling […]

2021 Wraps Up On A Dry Note

The first week of winter has felt very winter like, thanks to a strong northerly flow out of Canada which had dropped some temperatures into the single digits, and even below zero overnight. “It’s been cold, a lot colder in northern Washington, and then it kind of moderates as it moves across Oregon and down […]

Idaho Ag Exports May Set A Record In 2021

Idaho’s value of Ag exports could be on pace to set another record this year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, $778 million worth of agricultural products were exported out of Idaho through the end of September. According to the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, that was an 11% increase during the same time period in […]

Canada Reports Atypical BSE Case

Canada recently reported a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy in an eight-year-old beef cow on a farm in Alberta. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified the World Organization for Animal Health of the case. Canada said the detection and reporting of an atypical BSE case will not affect the OIE negligible risk status of […]

The Trade Factor in Latest U.S. Wheat Figures

The USDA is out with the latest import and export numbers when it comes to wheat supply and demand. “With wheat this time of year, we’re really, mostly attracting trade data, export/import data as it continues to come in,” noted USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair, Mark Jekanowski. So, what does this mean for import […]

Potential Trade War with Canada Looms

Earlier this month, Canada delivered a letter to a number of senior U.S. senators threatening to suspend parts of the USMCA trade agreement unless the Senate backs away from a tax credit for American-built electric vehicles. In the letter, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Trade Minister Mary Ng stated that certain provisions of […]