AFBF Asking Administration To Do More On The Trade Front

The U.S. must get more aggressive on trade deals, that according to the American Farm Bureau Federation after the UK and India launched talks on a free trade agreement. AFBF Senior Director of Congressional Relations Dave Salmonsen said the Biden Administration should see the UK-India announcement as a signal to engage on American deals. “When […]

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 […]

Focus On Fruit for 01/13/22

Mark Powers, President of the Northwest Horticultural Council, talks about efforts to improve trade with Indonesia. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Biden, Vilsack Reassure Farm Bureau Members

President Biden and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack are trying to reassure American Farm Bureau members that the administration has their back. During a short video at this week’s annual meeting in Atlanta, President Biden assured the mostly Republican-leaning members that America needs farmers “three times a day.” Biden also pointed out that farmers deserve affordable […]

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 […]

AFBF: Now Is The Time For The Administration To Focus On Trade

The American Farm Bureau says now is the time for the White House to “engage” on trade, after a year that saw little progress on new trade deals. From China to the U.K. and EU to Kenya, Farm Bureau Trade Adviser Dave Salmonsen said there is much to do, to bring down barriers to U.S. […]

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 […]

Zuzolo: Looks Back On The 2021 Grain Market

The New Year is still just a few days old, which means it’s a good opportunity to look back at how the grain markets faired in 2021. Mike Zuzolo, President and Founder of Global Commodity Analytics in Atchison, KS, said the 2021 commodity markets picked up right where 2020 left off. “A cost-push inflationary market […]

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 […]

Focus On Fruit For 01/06/22

In today’s Focus on Fruit, Kevin Moffit shares what Pear Bureau Northwest does to help growers behind the scenes. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]