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USTR: Environmental protection to play a bigger role in US trade policy

Some of the most vocal criticisms of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was that it did not include provisions to address climate change. It’s a view that U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said Thursday that she shares and went on to provide rationale for making environmental protection a much bigger factor in future of trade policy.
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Daybreak March 31: Scott: Debt relief unrelated to reparations

Some advocates of the newly-enacted debt relief provisions for minority farmers have called it a form of reparations. But House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott, who is African American, strenuously objects to that characterization. He says the $4 billion just makes up for the fact that white farmers primarily benefitted from the billions of dollars in recent farm payments.



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No end in sight for status quo in US-China ag trade

The U.S. ag sector really wants to know what’s coming next for the tenuous trade situation with China, but farmers and ranchers may have to settle for the status quo in the near future as the Biden administration takes its first steps toward dealing with the communist country.
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US ag exports suffer as USTR suspends a key trade tie with Burma during unrest

The U.S. on Monday suspended a formal trade tie with Burma two months after a military coup and the arrest of the country’s elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and others in her National League for Democracy party. The U.S. action comes after years of increasing agricultural trade with Burma amid warming relations between the two countries, but that progress is now threatened.
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