Syngenta Will Appeal Verdict

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Syngenta intends to appeal a verdict reached by a Kansas jury last week to award $218 million in compensatory damages to more than 7,000 Kansas corn growers who claim the company caused them economic harm by introducing Agrisure corn before China approved it for import. Syngenta released a statement after the verdict saying they are disappointed “because it will only …

Biotech, Corn, Exports, Syngenta

Increased Access to Chinese Market for U.S. Dairy Exporters

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the National Milk Producers Federation(NMPF) and officials from the U.S. and China have reached an accord on dairy trade by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will increase access to China for more than 200 U.S. dairy exporters. The action creates new opportunities for dairy farmers and processors, and the milk, cheese, infant formula …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Exports, NMPF, Trade, USDEC

Dairy & Poultry Groups Say Modernize NAFTA

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Leading animal agricultural groups representing the dairy and poultry sectors spoke out this week highlighting what a NAFTA modernization would mean for each of their prospective industries. The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) sent comments to the U.S. Trade Representative describing the existing North American dairy landscape as one in which U.S. dairy …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Eggs, Exports, Poultry, Trade

U.S. Beef Access to China Takes Another Step Forward

Jamie Johansen

The Trump Administration has taken steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef products to China for the first time since 2003. The USDA has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement: “Today is a …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Beef, Exports, NCBA, Trade, USDA, USMEF

U.S. Beef Regaining Access to China

Cindy Zimmerman

Following one more round of technical consultations, China is to allow imports of U.S. beef on “conditions consistent with international food safety and animal health standards and consistent with the 1999 Agricultural Cooperation Agreement, beginning as soon as possible but no later than July 16, 2017.” The announcement was welcome news for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). National Cattlemen’s …

Audio, Beef, Exports, International

Wisconsin Dairies Hit Hard By Canadian Trade Actions

Lizzy Schultz

Over 70 Wisconsin dairy operations are already feeling the blow from a protectionist Canadian trade policy that has slammed the door on American dairy exports, violated existing trade commitments, and left farmers across the state scrambling to find milk buyers. Grassland Dairy Products Inc. informed over 70 operations this week that their contracts with the company will end May 1st, …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, Exports, Government, Trade

The #USsoy Competitive Advantage

Jamie Johansen

Iowa no-till corn and soybean farmer, Rolland Schnell, was one of the many farmers from states throughout the Midwest who trekked south to Panama for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) Aquaculture Educational Opportunity. During the event we spent a day at the Panama Canal getting a full glimpse of the important role infrastructure plays …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Exports, Soybean, USSEC

U.S. Soy Meets Demand of Growing Aquaculture Industry

Jamie Johansen

As the fastest growing animal protein, aquaculture is the center of conversations beyond the circle of animal agriculture. And the most common circle these days discussing aquaculture is soybean. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined forces to host the 2017 Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama. U.S. soybean growers, researchers and aquaculture experts …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Aquaculture, Audio, Exports, Nutrition, Soybean, USSEC

U.S. & Cuba Trade Workshop at #AFBF17

Jamie Johansen

Cuba has become a near and dear topic for me since visiting the country a few months ago with fellow ag media. The people of Cuba are eager to normalize relations with their big neighbor to the North opening trade and opportunities for U.S. agriculture. During the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show experts gathered …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Exports, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

Branding Sustainable Soy at #NAFB16

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) tackled NAFB’s Trade Talk with policy priorities from the global soybean perspective. USSEC board member and American Soybean Association (ASA) Director, John Heisdorffer, calls Iowa home where he specializes in diversified agriculture. Soybeans and corn are major crops while swine production fits nicely in between. John said, “I hope the Administration looks again at …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, NAFB, Soybean, USSEC