An unlikely pair of senators – Democrat Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Republican Jerry Moran of Kansas – is urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to avoid letting his investigations into imports of blueberries and other produce from Mexico disrupt trade flows that are already strained because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S.-China trade war could drag on for years, but a U.S. agreement with Mexico on rewriting the North American Free Trade Agreement could happen as soon as August, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said today in a Senate hearing.
The Trump administration’s new authority to provide emergency assistance to farmers strengthens U.S. negotiating authority in ongoing trade disputes with China, says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - After devastating fires roared through the heart of U.S. ranching country earlier this month, producers, volunteers and government officials are trying to figure out the best path forward.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 16, 2017 - President Trump is releasing budget proposals this morning that will call for deep spending cuts across the federal government, including at USDA, EPA and other agencies. Trump’s targets at USDA will include the nation's flagship international food aid program, Food for Peace.