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Ag Legislation and Trade

Stay informed on the evolving landscape of American farm policy and the global trade climate for U.S. agriculture.

U.S. Agricultural Trade at a Glance

As the world’s second largest agricultural trader, American farmers and ranchers play a vital role in providing sustenance for families around the world.

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Agricultural Trade News

American farmers and ranchers play an integral role in providing food, fiber, and fuel—not just for our nation, but for the world. Learn more about the state of global trade for U.S. agriculture.

2021 Ag & Food Policy Summit Recap: Climate Risks, Rewards, and Uncertainties

Last week, farm leaders, innovators, and policymakers came together to discuss the trending topic of sustainability in American agriculture.   AgAmerica had the opportunity to listen in on the annual Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit this year

Katherine Tai: Meet the New U.S. Trade Representative

Leading U.S. agricultural groups, such as the American Farm Bureau Federation and the American Soybean Association, have expressed their support of newly elected Katherine Tai, who will serve as the next trade representative with a unanimous 98-

U.S. and Mexico: U.S. Potato Trade Ruling

Background: Twenty years ago, the U.S. agreed to open trade to Mexican avocados in exchange for U.S. potatoes. While Mexican avocado imports increased, U.S. potatoes were still unable to make their way across the border. The Mexican government f

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Regulatory Reform

Take a nonpartisan look at updates to key ag regulation reforms impacting farmers and ranchers, from land conservation to water quality.

Food Additive Regulation for Livestock Feed

American Farm Bureau Federation President speaks on climate-smart practices that could help reduce methane emissions from livestock.

How Immigration Reform Affects Farm Labor

Learn more about the importance of migrant farmworkers in the U.S. and the potential effects of recent legislation on our nation's farmers.

Key Agricultural Policy Issues for 2020 Election

Discover more about important legislative issues for U.S. agriculture and where each administration stands in improving its resiliency moving forward.

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON U.S. AGRICULTURE: PART TWO

Read more about the major contributing factors influencing the financial outlook for American farmers and ranchers in 2021.

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