Mexico is irreplaceable as a foreign market that buys billions of dollars of milk, ham, rice, potatoes and corn, so farm groups are alarmed by President Donald Trump’s renewed threats to shut down the southern border.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue likes to tell people that he’s a “grow it and sell it kind of guy” who is always on the lookout for opportunities to do so. Increasingly, that means understanding world population and demand growth – outside of U.S. borders.
Some 66 commodity groups and trade organizations will be dividing nearly $174 million to promote their products overseas under Market Access Program (MAP) allocations announced by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service for the 2018 fiscal year.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - There’s still no end in sight for the U.S. ban on fresh Brazilian beef, but the two countries are making progress to reopening trade, U.S. government and industry officials tell Agri-Pulse.
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 - U.S. growers of corn, soybean, wheat and other crops want to keep their ability to export freely to Mexico and Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement as the pact is renegotiated, but so do Mexican fruit and vegetable farmers – and that could complicate things.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 - USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service continues to move forward on lifting the U.S. ban on Chinese chicken, undaunted by legislation that some say is a threat to the efforts that have been wrapped into the U.S.-China Comprehensive Dialogue that concludes today.
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2017 - It’s been just over a week since the U.S. and China announced a final agreement to lift the 13-year ban on imports of American beef, and several U.S. packing operations have already been certified by the USDA to begin exporting.