Statement from Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA President and CEO, on Nomination of Elaine Trevino as USTR Chief Agriculture Negotiator

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, released the following statement today on the Biden-Harris Administration’s nomination of Elaine Trevino to serve as the chief agriculture negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

Statement from Becky Rasdall, Vice President of Trade Policy and International Affairs at the International Dairy Foods Association, on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s Trip to La Crosse, Wisconsin

As United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai prepares to travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin to meet with the state’s dairy producers and processors, IDFA’s Becky Rasdall, Vice President of Trade Policy and International Affairs, released this statement:

FL Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried Backs Congressional Bill Defending Domestic Produce Production

The Defending Domestic Produce Production Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, which would help seasonal produce and specialty crop growers fight unfair trade practices by nations including Mexico

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative Applauds USTR Action in Canada Quota Trade Dispute

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, one of the largest dairy co-ops in the country, applauded an announcement today by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai that the United States is moving forward in challenging Canada over its allocation of tariff-rate quotas for dairy products.

USDA Establishes Weekly Report to Highlight Seasonable and Perishable Product Trends

January 11, 2021 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a new data report, the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update, prepared in close partnership with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce).