ICYMI: U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement Announced; Work Continues On New Trilateral NAFTA

The United States and Mexico announced on Monday a preliminary U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement that modernizes provisions of the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), clearing a major hurdle toward a new, trilateral trade agreement with two of the largest buyers of U.S. coarse grains and co-products. The new agreement came after five weeks of …

Council Engaged In NAFTA Talks During Latest Round in Montreal

The sixth round of negotiations on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is happening this week, with U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff leadership on the ground in Montreal to share the importance of NAFTA relationships to exports of U.S. coarse grains and co-products. The sixth round of negotiations on the modernization …

Round Four Of NAFTA Talks Begins In Washington With Industry Emphasis On Deal’s Benefits

The fourth round of negotiations on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began in Washington, D.C., this week with a flurry of engagement between government and industry players as tensions on all sides appeared to increase. Several controversial proposals are expected to be discussed over the course of the round, which is set …

Trump Administration Takes Early Trade Action – And What It Means for U.S. Grains

Newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump has already followed through with key campaign promises related to trade policy – moves that have rightfully caused concern among grain farmers whose price is being supported by robust export sales of this year. Early this week, the Administration announced it would aim to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement …