Blueberry Growers from Florida, Georgia Support NAFTA Renegotiations

Abbey Taylor Berries, Industry News Release, NAFTA, Top Posts, Trade

The Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) and the Georgia Blueberry Growers Association (GBGA) teamed up to write a letter about the need for modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Blueberries, among other specialty crops, from Florida and Georgia have been facing heavy competition from Mexican imports, making it difficult to keep up…

Uncertainty Remains in NAFTA Renegotiation Talks

Abbey Taylor Legislative, NAFTA, Top Posts, Trade

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…

When Will NAFTA Renegotiations End?

Abbey Taylor Legislative, NAFTA, Top Posts, Trade

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…

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NAFTA Concerns with AFB Pres. Zippy Duvall

Dan Cooper Top Posts, Trade

It seems trade issues abound as we enter the new year of 2018. In this radio brief from our network headlines this week, American Farm Bureau President "Zippy" Duvall, who is from one of the states where specialty crop producers are not so happy about NAFTA, briefly shares his concerns about the renegotiation efforts underway…

Perdue Hopeful for NAFTA Resolution

Abbey Taylor Legislative, NAFTA, Top Posts, Trade

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks are taking longer than originally expected due to reported disagreements among trade representatives. Although people may be skeptical that a cohesive resolution will be made, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue believes agreements will be made in the end. AgNet Media’s Abbey Taylor was able to catch…

An Update on NAFTA Renegotiation Talks

Abbey Taylor NAFTA, Top Posts, Trade

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks will bleed into the new year due to challenges with the trade representatives trying to reform the agreement. The fifth round of renegotiation talks recently closed in Mexico City. The New York Times reported that in a trilateral statement released by the three countries, they said progress…

Ag Secretary ‘Thinking Out Loud’ About NAFTA Renegotiations

Abbey Taylor NAFTA, Top Posts, Trade

Renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will enter round five in the coming weeks. So far, it appears the talks have not moved as progressively as some would like. In an exclusive interview with AgNet Media's Josh McGill, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said he was “thinking out loud” when…

NAFTA Renegotiations Top of Mind for Produce Industry

Josh McGill Top Posts, Trade

By: Josh McGill Darci Vetter, international trade consultant, led a discussion at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in New Orleans this week to discuss changing governments and effects on trade policy. Vetter covered several major changes in trade: Brexit, the United States’ withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership and most notably the renegotiation of…