China deal may be signed January 15

January 9, 2020

President Trump said he planned to sign a trade deal with high-level Chinese representatives Jan. 15. Vice-Premier Liu He will reportedly head China’s delegation. This “Phase 1” agreement commits China to purchase $32 billion in …

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Japan agreement takes effect

January 9, 2020

With Japan’s approval process complete, the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement took effect Jan. 1. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said, “U.S. farmers and ranchers will have significantly improved access to Japan’s market.” For agriculture, the agreement …

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USMCA Deal Announced

December 12, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House leaders announced they had reached agreement with the Trump administration on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on December 10. The trade pact, which UEP and nearly all other U.S. farm …

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Congress Extends Funding for FY 2019

November 21, 2019

This week, the House introduced a continuing resolution (CR) to extend funding for fiscal year (FY) 2019 through December 20 to prevent a government shutdown. The House and Senate will pass the measure and send …

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Senate Approved $214 Billion Appropriations Minibus

November 7, 2019

Last week, the Senate voted 84-9 to approve the $214 billion “domestic” appropriations minibus. The package includes funding for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug …

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