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U.S. wheat leader sees progress on trade deals

From the Capital Press Passage of the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico may be getting closer, says the head of the U.S. wheat industry’s overseas marketing arm. “We need it very badly as a sign to the Mexicans that we’re in this for good, we’re not backing out of this,” said Vince Peterson, president of U.S. ... Read More »

U.S.-Japan agreement good deal for wheat farmers, customers

From U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers The tariff agreement signed today by U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is a most welcome deal that will keep exports of U.S. wheat flowing to a very large and crucial market for U.S. farmers. “This agreement puts U.S. wheat back on equal footing with ... Read More »

Taiwan goodwill mission signs letter of intent for U.S. wheat purchases

From U.S. Wheat Associates Representatives from the Taiwan Flour Millers Association (TFMA) signed letters of intent to purchase wheat and other U.S. grown commodities over the next two years on Sept. 18, 2019, at the U.S. Capitol. Read the rest of this article here. Read More »

Wheat Industry welcomes new U.S.-Japan trade deal

From Farm Progress There’s some good news on ag trade. President Donald Trump recently announced a trade agreement in principle between the U.S. and Japan. The U.S. Wheat Associates said in a statement that the agreement will “keep exports of U.S. wheat flowing to a “very large and crucial market for U.S. farmers.” Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Farmers ‘profoundly disappointed’ by Trump’s wheat comments

From the Capital Press The U.S. wheat industry is reacting with disappointment after President Donald Trump said that Japan, their No. 1 customer, doesn’t really want to buy their grain. Read the entire article here. Read More »

Wheat growers join food, ag groups urging Congressional ratification of USMCA

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Nearly 1,000 groups representing the U.S. food and agriculture value chain at the national, state and local levels have called on Congress to support the ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter sent to Congress, the groups reiterate that USMCA will benefit the U.S. agriculture and food industry while providing consumers ... Read More »

Tariffs as political weapons cause collateral damage

From the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are shocked and dismayed by President Donald Trump’s unilateral step to impose a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican goods imported by the United States. This action threatens to undermine approval of the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and ... Read More »

NAWG responds to second round of support for farmers impacted by trade disruptions

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the White House has authorized the agency to provide up to $16 billion dollars in assistance to farmers who are being impacted by the U.S. trade war with China and other trade disruptions. NAWG President and Lavon, Texas, farmer Ben Scholz attended the ceremony at the ... Read More »