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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Report: U.S. Trade Falling Behind Global Competitors

The Corn Refiners Association released a new report this week revealing the United States is behind its competitors in reducing global trade barriers. The report, which tracked trade agreements since 2010, shows several nations have outpaced the U.S. in the creation of new bilateral and multilateral trade arrangements, including China, Japan, the European Union, and […]

Senators Announce Bill Calling for New Country of Origin Labeling for Beef

Last week, a bipartisan group of four Senators jointly announced the American Beef Labeling Act. The legislation would mandate the reinstatement of beef and beef products into the existing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Law (M-COOL), allowing for a 12-month development and implementation grace period. The Family Farm Action Alliance has long advocated for Country-of-Origin Labeling […]

USMCA Not With Out Challenges, Head of USGC Says

The USMCA went into effect a little more than  year ago, and it was widely hailed as an improvement over NAFTA. But, Ryan LeGrand, President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council, said USMCA hasn’t been without challenges. “First of all, we’re certainly glad to have an agreement in place with our two top trading […]

Idaho Dairy Farmer Goes Before Senate To Stress Importance Of USMCA Enforcement

Allen Huttema, Executive Committee Member of the National Milk Producers Federation, recently spoke before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee stressing the importance of enforcing the USMCA. The Parma, ID area dairy producer said it’s important that all countries, particularly Canada, holds to even the spirit of the agreement. “Making sure that our dairy products, the […]

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 […]