Tag Archives: trade

Wheat growers welcome legislation supporting increased export promotion funding

U.S. wheat growers have a long history of recognizing the value of export market development by supporting the successful public-private partnership with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). That is why U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome the introduction of the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act of 2022 in the ... Read More »

As war in Ukraine threatens global wheat supply, Washington farmers ‘pray for rain’ and good harvest

From The Spokesman-Review Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent global food prices soaring, but Washington wheat farmers like Marci Green aren’t celebrating. Green, a sixth-generation farmer who grows wheat outside Fairfield, is concerned rising costs of supplies like fuel and fertilizer will whittle away at this year’s profits even after wheat prices hit a record high in March. She’s also ... Read More »

2021 ag exports of $177 billion shatter previous record

From Farm Progress U.S. agricultural exports soared to a record-breaking $177 billion during the 2021 calendar year, besting the previous record of nearly $155 billion set in 2014. It represented an increase of 18% from 2020 export sales receipts on soaring commodity prices and robust international food and feed demand. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Vietnam eliminates U.S. wheat import tariff

From the Capital Press The government of Vietnam will eliminate a 3% tariff on U.S. wheat imports effective Dec. 30. The Southeast Asia nation was the lone remaining Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership country applying a tariff on U.S. wheat imports but not on those from Canadian and Australian wheat. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

US to press china on Phase One trade agreement, says ag secretary

From agriculture.com This year’s record of U.S. agricultural exports could be broken next year, as the U.S. expects to keep China’s feet to the fire on existing trade agreements, according to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. The USDA leader made a virtual appearance at the Ag Outlook Forum Monday. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Wheat Organizations Welcome End to U.S.-EU Aircraft Trade Dispute

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) congratulate the Biden Administration and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai for resolving the long-running World Trade Organization dispute over aircraft subsidies and suspending retaliatory tariffs that were a barrier to U.S. wheat exports to the European Union. Under the dispute, the EU placed retaliatory tariffs on non-durum U.S. ... Read More »

Wheat grower organization welcome confirmation of Katherine Tai

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Katherine Tai today as the next U.S. Trade Representative. During the confirmation hearing process, Tai said she understands the values and rules that guide global commerce and the importance of enforcing those terms “vigorously.” Most encouraging is Tai’s past work as a chief ... Read More »

Washington’s Randy Suess appointed to federal trade committee

Randy Suess, a retired wheat grower from Whitman County, has been appointed to serve on the federal Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Randy currently serves as president of Whitman County Wheat Growers and is the representative to WAWG’s board of directors. The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) is comprised of senior representatives from ... Read More »

Commentary: Keep momentum going on trade for wheat farmers

By Chandler Goule National Association of Wheat Growers With the United States bringing in a new administration, one of a different political party, some changes in trade policy and strategy could be expected. As the Biden administration takes shape, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) encourages it to build upon the trade successes of the Trump administration. Read the ... Read More »

Betting on Biden: US ag looks for trade stability

From the Capital Press Four years ago, farmers and ranchers were optimistic that incoming President Donald Trump would bring added prosperity to farm country through new and better trade agreements. Now, they’re counting on President-elect Joe Biden to undo the instability and damage caused by Trump’s trade wars. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »