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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November Could be a Big Month for Trade Policy

November 7, 2019

November could see at least three major developments in the ongoing trade policy wars. First, the Trump administration and Chinese state media are hopeful that President Trump and President Xi Jinping may sign a “phase …

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USDA Will Purchase More Eggs, Egg Products

October 24, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will buy up to $20 million of eggs and egg products through “Section 32,” a longstanding purchase program, department officials announced at UEP’s Annual Conference. Jennifer Porter, deputy administrator of …

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