Ag Secretary ‘Thinking Out Loud’ About NAFTA Renegotiations

Abigail 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

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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…

Rep. Jake Raburn Comments on NAFTA

Abigail Taylor NAFTA, Top Posts, Trade

Trade representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico have recently finished the third round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations in Ottawa. While the officials try to work something out that can benefit all three countries, U.S. specialty crop growers are anxiously waiting to see if they will be helped by the…

Specialty Crop Growers Want Changes to NAFTA

Abigail Taylor NAFTA, Top Posts, Trade

Specialty crop growers are more than ready to see changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While certain agriculture industries have fared well from the agreement, such as potatoes, apples and cherries, specialty crops have not. Established in 1994, NAFTA created free trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico. However, the United…

Trump Threatens to Pull Out of NAFTA

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During a rally in Arizona on Tuesday, President Trump said the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will “probably” be terminated at some point. This comment comes after one week of renegotiation talks between trade representatives for the United States, Canada and Mexico. “Personally, I don’t think we can make a deal because we have…

U.S. Secretary of Ag Comments on NAFTA Renegotiations

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On August 16, renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) started in Washington, D.C. Established in 1994, NAFTA is a free-trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Throughout his campaign, President Trump expressed his distaste for NAFTA and vowed to abolish it. Since being elected, he has changed his mind-set…

Perdue Welcomes Specialty Crop Producers’ Ideas on NAFTA

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met with the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture last week. Discussions about various issues for producers in both countries took place. Of course, this is all leading up to talks concerning the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During a teleconference, Perdue said he knows certain sectors of agriculture, like fruit and…

Give Your Input on NAFTA Renegotiations

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As released on May 18, the Trump administration is moving forward with its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). According to the amended Trade Act of 1974, any time a newly proposed trade agreement comes about, all interested persons have an opportunity to present their views on it. Now is the…