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Article Describes Latest on U.S. Agricultural Trade Landscape

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

A piece published in AgWeb details recent developments in agricultural trade policy. The article discusses the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute and explains specifics concerning USDA’s Trade Mitigation Program, which began accepting sign-ups and distributing payments September 4 to producers and farmers impacted by retaliatory tariffs. The article also outlines provisions related to meat trade included in the recently revised U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) and U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). KORUS modestly improves market access for U.S. beef and pork, while U.S. producers now have increased access to Canada’s poultry market under USMCA.

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