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NGFA, NAEGA urge preserving NAFTA benefits for food and ag sector

ARLINGTON, Va., June 27, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) today urged the Trump administration to preserve the considerable benefits the U.S. food and agriculture sector has gained as it begins the process of negotiating a modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). […]

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NGFA: Resolution of sugar dispute with Mexico sets positive tone for NAFTA talks

ARLINGTON, Va., June 6, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended U.S. and Mexican negotiators for reaching an agreement in principle addressing U.S. imports of Mexican sugar, saying that once finalized it will help remove a significant trade irritant as all-important negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement begin […]

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NGFA and leaders of U.S. Food & Ag Dialogue for Trade commend USTR on NAFTA notification

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association is a leader on the Implementing Team of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade (Dialogue), which today commended U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for officially notifying Congress given the Trump administration’s previously announced intent to negotiate a “modernization” of the North American […]

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NGFA, NAEGA outline importance of trade in statement to Trump administration

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2017 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) this week submitted a joint statement to the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office and U.S. Department of Commerce emphasizing U.S. food and agriculture’s contribution to the U.S. economy and importance of trade to and from the United […]

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NGFA, NAEGA commend Ag Secretary Perdue for Trade Undersecretary announcement

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) today commended Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for his “decisive and prompt” action in announcing a reorganization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that includes the creation of a long-sought undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural […]

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138 food, ag groups urge Senate to expedite Lighthizer confirmation

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 – A total of 138 food and agriculture trade associations and companies working collectively through the diverse and broad-based U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade today urged the U.S. Senate to expeditiously vote to confirm Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative (USTR). The groups took the action following a 26-0 […]

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Ag groups conduct ‘substantive, productive’ meeting with Trump administration on trade

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – Executive staff leaders from 11 major U.S. agricultural and agribusiness organizations commended the Trump administration for engaging in a substantive and productive meeting yesterday focused on the importance of continued growth of U.S. food and agriculture exports. The meeting followed a series of written communications to the Trump administration from […]

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Commerce Secretary indicates Congress to be notified of Trump administration’s intent to “renegotiate” NAFTA in mid-March

From the NGFA Supplement – March 3, 2017 By Randy Gordon, NGFA President There are reports that newly confirmed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is indicating the Trump administration intends to formally notify Congress in mid-March of its intent to “renegotiate” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.  “He (Ross) made it […]

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Trump talks trade with Japanese and Canadian leaders

President Donald Trump met with the prime ministers of two major U.S. trading partners over the weekend and early this week, emphasizing his commitment to enhancing bilateral trade relations with other countries, as opposed to large, multi-lateral agreements. In a joint White House news conference on Feb. 10, Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

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