The U.S. needs to take enforcement action under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to address Mexico’s continued refusal to approve genetically modified crop traits and counter Mexico’s threat to ban GMO corn from the human food supply, Biotechnology Innovation Organization President and CEO Michelle McMurry-Heath told lawmakers Tuesday.
The House Agriculture Committee approved an $8.5 billion disaster bill that would cover a wide range of producers’ losses in 2020 and 2021, with somewhat more generous provisions than the recent relief programs.
The U.S. still only has a relatively small slice of the Chinese market but American whey, skim milk powder, cheese and other products are reaching new highs as China recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and African swine fever.
A dozen organizations representing the producers of the vast majority of America’s meat, poultry, dairy, animal feed, and ingredients have announced a joint sustainability initiative to work toward development goals in animal feed and welfare and improved environmental outcomes.
The U.S. and European Union remain at odds over major trade issues, but leaders announced a new age of cooperation Tuesday, and U.S. farmers stand to benefit if leaders can follow through on the goodwill expressed in Brussels this week.
The U.S. and European Union are working to smooth out trade differences when it comes to aviation and steel, but the U.S. dairy sector says a proposed European overhaul to the health certificates it requires for imports is a major threat to American exports.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced Tuesday that the U.S. is requesting a dispute panel to challenge Canada’s operation of dairy tariff-rate quotas that it agreed to under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
The Biden administration wants a better trade remedy than the nearly 60-year-old Section 232 tariffs that the Trump administration enacted to counter imports of foreign steel and aluminum, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai told lawmakers Wednesday.