Dairy Industry Asks U.S. Government to Swiftly Secure Strong Trade Deal with Japan
ARLINGTON, VA – In an effort organized by the National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council, 70 dairy companies, farmer-owned cooperatives, and associations today sent a letter to the United States Trade Representative and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture asking the U.S. government to capitalize on the conclusion of Japan’s national elections and quickly finalize a strong trade deal with Japan in order to secure critical market access for the dairy industry here at home.
“Given that Japan is an established market with a growing demand for dairy products, the successful negotiation of a robust trade agreement with Japan will bring a much-needed boost to the economic health of the U.S. dairy industry and set our industry up on a path to compete effectively there moving forward. Securing robust dairy export opportunities into this overseas market will be critical to restoring confidence for our dairy farmers and processors across the country,” they wrote.
Dairy Industry Cheers Rollback of Tariffs That Bolsters USMCA Chances
ARLINGTON, VA – U.S. dairy officials today congratulated the governments of the United States, Mexico and Canada for reaching an agreement to roll back metal tariffs that have soured U.S.-Mexico cheese trade and slowed passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
The United States agreed to end Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from its North American neighbors. In return, U.S. dairy officials expect that Mexico will drop their retaliatory tariffs against U.S. dairy products – including duties as high as 25 percent on U.S. cheese exports to Mexico. Continue reading →
Inside the BARN with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet: Closer look at The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and more…
BRIGGSDALE, CO – December 13, 2018 – This has been a very busy week in Washington D.C. as both chambers of Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, officially known as The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018…and it was in a huge bi-partisan fashion with the US House passing the bill on an overwhelming vote of 369 to 47; not to mention the US Senate passed it on a whopping 87-13 vote as well. The legislation is now headed to the President’s desk for his highly anticipated signature includes: Nutrition, Natural Resources, Dairy Margin Protection Program changes, Young Farmers, Hemp Legalization & much more.
Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill in much more detail is Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry as well as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources…
US Senator Michael Bennet is a member of the Senate committees on Finance; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. To learn more about the work that US Senator Bennet is doing on behalf of Colorado’s Agriculture Industry and its producers, please visit www.bennet.senate.gov, you can also follow Senator Bennet on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube as well.