Congressional Delegation Comments on Agriculture NAFTA Meetings in Ottawa

October 7, 2017, Ottawa, Canada – Today, members of a congressional delegation to Ottawa, Canada focused on agricultural trade offered their comments following meetings with Canadian officials ahead of the next round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations: “Our goal over the past two days was to ensure our Canadian counterparts understand that […]

Wheat Organizations Applaud Trump Administration’s Aggressive Trade Enforcement at the WTO

September 27, 2017, Arlington, VA — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome the decision by the Trump Administration to make sure China is living up to its commitments on wheat trade.  In response to action by the Administration, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body has established […]

NCGA Calls on EPA to Rescind 2015 WOTUS Rule

September 27, 2017, Washington, D.C. – The National Corn Growers Association today asked the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to rescind the 2015 “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule and write a new rule that provides farmers with clarity and certainty, reduces red tape, and does not discourage farming practices that improve water […]

Cattlemen “Very Pleased” That Tax-Reform Blueprint Includes Death Tax Repeal, Will Fight to Maintain Existing Positive Provisions in Tax Code

Septenber 27, 2017, Washington, DC — Craig Uden, President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, released the following statement in response to the “Unified Framework” for comprehensive tax reform legislation: “Our Nation’s cattle producers are very pleased that President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have maintained their long-standing commitment to American agriculture by including […]

DowDuPont™ Merger Successfully Completed

Company Moves Forward Toward Intended Separation into Industry-Leading, Publicly Traded Companies in Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products; Separations Expected to Occur Within 18 Months. Sept. 1, 2017, MIDLAND, MI and WILMINGTON, DE– DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced the successful completion of the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont […]

Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Selections for Key USDA Posts

September 1, 2017, Washington, D.C.- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of three individuals for key positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The president announced Gregory Ibach as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP), Bill Northey as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation […]

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Discusses President Trump’s Tax Reform Agenda

September 27, 2017, Washington, D.C.– Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded President Donald J. Trump’s vision of a broad reform of the American tax code, which will result in dramatic tax cuts for millions of American individuals, families, businesses, and family farmers, ranchers, and foresters. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “The people of American […]

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of NAFTA Round One

August 20, 2017, Washington, DC –United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo launched the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, DC. This began five full days of meetings by a team of subject matter experts covering […]