Uncertainty Remains in NAFTA Renegotiation Talks

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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been an ongoing issue since President Donald Trump took office. He has been clear about his distaste for NAFTA and the aspects of the agreement that allow for unfair trade practices. In 1994, NAFTA went into effect under the Clinton administration. The idea that came about in…

Measuring Tariff Impacts on Specialty Crops

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Chinese tariffs could have consequences on U.S. specialty crops. However, it may be difficult to determine exactly how much of an impact the tariffs will have on the industry. U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rod Bain explores this issue with USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. Johansson discusses the types of tools that the USDA has…

Trump Pledges to Protect Farmers as He Considers More China Tariffs

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A trade dispute with China has U.S. producers wondering how this will impact them and their businesses. Despite worrisome retaliation tariffs from China, President Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue vows to take care of America’s farmers and ranchers. Perdue says that he is under an order from President Trump to develop a…

Crop Insurance, Immigration Debate Critical for Produce Industry

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Crop insurance and the current immigration debate continue to be hot topics in the fruit and vegetable industry. Robert Guenther, senior vice president of public policy for the United Fresh Produce Association, recently discussed these issues with AgNet Media Founder and President Gary Cooper. They spoke during the recent Crop Insurance Industry Convention in Scottsdale,…

Florida Farm Bureau Closely Monitoring AG Act

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John Walt Boatright, national affairs coordinator for Florida Farm Bureau, recently gave a presentation at the Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference on the immigration debate happening in Washington, D.C. “Florida Farm Bureau has been monitoring the current immigration debate primarily because of the inclusion of Chairman Goodlatte’s Agricultural Guestworker Act, also known as the AG…

When Will NAFTA Renegotiations End?

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Renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began in August 2017. Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico complete the seventh round of talks on March 6 in Mexico City. John VanSickle, a professor of food and resource economics at the University of Florida, recently gave a NAFTA update at the…