2019 U.S. Trade Missions

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2019 U.S. Trade Missions

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has announced its trade mission schedule for 2019. While final dates are subject to confirmation, planned USDA trade missions for 2019 are scheduled as follows: Taiwan (Taipei), March 11-14 Canada (Montreal and Toronto), April 2-5 Colombia (Bogota), June 3-6 (to include buyers…

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U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

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On Saturday, December 1 the White House announced the completion of a “highly successful meeting” between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping. During the meeting, both leaders discussed the ongoing trade tensions between the two countries and agreed to proceed with talks to resolve bilateral issues. In…

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Comments on AMS soybean, corn and canola standards

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On December 3 NAEGA joined comments to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on their request for information on changes to the U.S. corn and canola and U.S. soybean standards. For corn and canola, NAEGA joined the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) in comments stating that both organizations believe that…

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IGTC Newsletter

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The latest IGTC newsletter is now available! Highlights include a recap of the IGTC General Assembly in Beijing, a briefing on the World Grain Trade Forum and an IGTC notice to the trade on agricultural applications of precision biotechnology. Read the full newsletter here.

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Japan Trade Agreement Comments

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On November 26 NAEGA and the National Grain and Feed Association submitted joint comments to the U.S. Trade Representative regarding upcoming U.S. trade negotiations with Japan. In the comments, NAEGA and NGFA stated that, as a strong and longtime ally, treaty and trade partner, the United States should not accept…

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Tokyo Seminar and Reception

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Over 40 attendees from the Japanese grain and oilseed industry made for a very successful contract seminar on November 30 at the Shinagawa Goos in Tokyo. Participants in the seminar, which was led by NAEGA President and CEO Gary Martin and Senior Advisers Sam Bonilla and Andrew Marting, reviewed international…

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China Meetings and Events

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On November 24 Gary and Katy travelled to Beijing, China for a series of meetings and events leading up to the  International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) 2018 General Assembly of Members.   Meetings with NAEGA member representatives and the U.S. Embassy USDA staff on Monday 26 focused on how China’s…

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Meeting with Calyxt

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On Monday, November 11 NAEGA and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) met with representatives from Calyxt to discuss the launch of their new high oleic soybean produced with new production techniques. During the discussion, Calyxt indicated that they are currently working with 78 growers in South Dakota and…

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EU Clorpyrifos-Methyl MRLs

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On October 25, the European Union finalized a decision to reduce the Maximum Residue Level (MRL) of chlorpyrifos-methyl. This decision will severely limit its use in the United States on wheat and sorghum destined for the EU. Under this decision, wheat and sorghum intended for export to the EU may…

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U.S. FGIS soybean, corn and canola standards 

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NAEGA’s Grades and Inspections Committee and NGFA Grain Grades and Weights Committee and have concluded work over the past few months to consider various policy options for responding to the U.S. Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) request for public comment on the current Official U.S. Soybean, Corn and Canola standards.  For…

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