President Donald J. Trump Announces Key USTR Post

June 16, 2017, THE WHITE HOUSE – President Donald J. Trump Announced Intent to Nominate Gregory Doud of Kansas to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, with the Rank of Ambassador, United States Trade Representative.   Mr. Doud is the current President of the Commodity Markets Council, where he has served since 2013.  Prior to that, he […]

Remarks by President Trump on the Policy of the United States Towards Cuba

June 16, 2017, Miami, FL, THE PRESIDENT:…And now that I am your President, America will expose the crimes of the Castro regime and stand with the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom.  Because we know it is best for America to have freedom in our hemisphere, whether in Cuba or Venezuela, and to have […]

NPPC Joins Ports Coalition on Contract Extension Letter

June 15, 2017-National Pork Producers Council and other ag groups signed onto a letter from the Ports Coalition, of which it is a member, applauding the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) for agreeing to early discussions on a contract extension to July 1, 2022, that will allow ports on […]

Conaway, Peterson Praise U.S. Sugar Deal

June 15, 2017, Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) made the below remarks following an announcement that an agreement was reached between the U.S. sugar industry and the Department of Commerce to bring Mexican sugar into compliance with U.S. trade laws: “I am very pleased […]

U.S., China Finalize Details to Send U.S. Beef to China

June 12, 2017, Washington, D.C.– As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017 by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration today has taken important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first […]

President Trump’s Plan – Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

June 8, 2017, THE WHITE HOUSE – Audio excerpts from the President’s speech, “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure,” a critical pillar of President Donald J. Trump’s agenda to promote job creation and grow the U.S. economy. America’s infrastructure has fallen to 12th in the world and that is unacceptable. Every American depends on our roads, rails, ports, […]

Perdue Talks Dairy Issues with His Canadian Counterpart

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue completing a trip to Toronto marks his first international trip as secretary.  Regarding bilateral trade issues of importance Perdue’s meetings with Canadian officials included Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and current Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne. Following his meetings in Canada, Perdue said, “We had very […]

U.S.-Mexican Sugar Agreement Reached In Principal

The Commerce Secretary comments on a new agreement between the U.S. and Mexico involving Mexican sugar imports to our country. Rod Bain and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Phillip Hayes, a spokesperson for the American Sugar Alliance, stated, “U.S. sugar farmers and producers are concerned that the agreement in principle contains a major loophole in the section […]

National Agricultural Genotyping Center Announces New Tools in Corn Disease Identification

June 5, 2017, St. Louis — Identifying corn diseases and pursuing the best management plan available just got easier, faster and more cost effective due to new testing protocols announced today by the National Agricultural Genotyping Center located in Fargo, North Dakota. “Farming is a complicated pursuit that involves many choices. Making the right choice […]

Conaway, Goodlatte Call on Attorney General to Evaluate DOJ Overreach in Prosecuting WOTUS Violation in CA Court Case

May 26, 2017, Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a review of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to prosecute a California court case alleging violations under the Clean Water Act […]