President Donald Trump meets today in Washington with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO. The topics of conversation are likely to include biotech approvals and produce inspections, according to a former negotiator on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.
USDA is heading into the second round of its Farmers to Families Food Box program, a major part of the Trump administration’s effort to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food supply chain and hungry Americans.
The Washington offices of the U.S. Trade Representative are buzzing as collaboration with China over the “phase one” deal continues and final preparations are made for the launch of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud said he expects both deals will lead to increased sales of U.S. farm products.
U.S. corn and ethanol groups are celebrating a recent shipment to Mexico of gasoline with a 10% ethanol blend, but the fate of a more permanent acceptance of E10 in the country isn’t yet solidified as the government works to rewrite regulations to boost the legal blend rate.
President Donald Trump says the United States should look into ending trade deal provisions that allow for the imports of live cattle into the country, a remark that will surely catch the attention of North American trading partners.
U.S. soybean exports have been steadfastly weathering the severe impacts of COVID-19 around the world, but the pandemic is impacting foreign customers in waves and new threats continue to manifest as nations around the world work to keep their people fed.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is taking fresh aim at knocking down the European Union’s efforts to protect food names like black forest ham, feta, gorgonzola, fontina, roquefort and asiago cheese.