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USMCA will enter into force July 1,
Published March 17, 2020

USMCA one step closer to implementation, Published March 17, 2020

Guebert testifies in D.C. on behalf of Illinois farmers, Published February 26, 2020

USDA projects export growth despite current headwinds, Published February 26, 2020

President Trump signs USMCA, Published January 31, 2020

U.S.-China agreement signed,
Published January 15, 2020

USMCA headed to the Senate Floor, Published January 15, 2020

Durbin on USMCA: 'We are moving forward',
Published January 8, 2020

U.S. Senate committee advances USMCA, Published January 8, 2020

Trade disputes, MFP payments topics of summit, Published December 13, 2019

U.S. House approves USMCA, Published December 13, 2019

U.S., China officially reach phase one trade agreement, Published December 13, 2019

Letter signed by 2,200 farmers calling for immediate passage of USMCA, Published December 5, 2019

Japan approved U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements, Published December 5, 2019

Vetter concerned about long-term implications of trade war, Published November 18, 2019

Sonny Perdue gives updates on trade, ethanol, MFP, Published November 15, 2019

U.S.-China agree to limited trade deal, Published October 11, 2019

U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement signed, Published October 11, 2019

Pritzker announces $2.2 billion grain purchase, Published September 24, 2019

Talks with China held, farm visits canceled, Published September 23, 2019

IFB part of USMCA rally in D.C., Published September 12, 2019

Value of U.S. dairy exports grow despite trade issues, Published September 12, 2019

USDA releases trade damage estimate calculations, Published September 4, 2019

Illinois commodity leaders unite to advocate for USMCA, Published August 16, 2019

IFB delivers USMCA request to Pelosi, Published August 15, 2019

Trade dominates Kinzinger fair conversation, Published August 8, 2019

Normal trade relationships disappearing, says AFBF trade expert, Published June 14, 2019

USMCA vote delayed until September, Published July 31, 2019

IFB members to Congress: Pass USMCA, Published July 19, 2019

Trade takes latest USDA crop estimates with a grain of salt, Published July 11, 2019

Bustos: 'Complicated areas' in way of USMCA vote, Published June 27, 2019

Mexico ratifies USMCA, Published June 21, 2019

IFB joins more than 950 groups in USMCA support letter, Published June 14, 2019

Farmers travel to Washington to discuss planting, trade, Published June 14, 2019

Rep. Bost: 'We need to get that USMCA passed', Published June 11, 2019

Trade mission highlights success, potential in Colombia, Published June 10, 2019

$16 billion trade relief package announced, Published May 23, 2019

Guebert hopes trade negotiations keep producing good news for farmers, Published May 21, 2019

Trade progress: Metal tariffs to be lifted; Japan expands U.S. beef access, Published May 17, 2019

Kinzinger still confident U.S. will win trade war with China, Published May 15, 2019

Relief coming soon from Washington, says USDA trade undersecretary, Published May 15, 2019

IFB 'deeply concerned' about Chinese retaliation, Published May 10, 2019

Key China trade talks on for this week, Published May 7, 2019

IFB members: We need trade, Published April 26, 2019

Report: USMCA would increase jobs, trade, Published April 25, 2019

Trade talks continue, Published April 19, 2019

The trade conflict one year later, Published April 16, 2019

USMCA opportunities getting tighter by the day, Published April 11, 2019

Rep. Darin LaHood leads U.S. delegation to China, Published March 29, 2019

Bustos sponsors bill to expand ag trade with Cuba, Published March 29, 2019

McKinney: 'We are making progress' on trade, Published March 20, 2019

IFB members advocate for trade, infrastructure in D.C., Published March 19, 2019

ASA, NCGA concerned about lasting impact of tariffs, Published March 4, 2019

Lighthizer: 'Much still needs to be done' in China talks, Published Feb. 28, 2019

Study: Tariff effects 'ripple through the economy', Published Feb. 11, 2019

Trump urges approval of trade deal during State of the Union address, Published Feb. 6, 2019

IFB supports AFBF trade dispute resolution policy, Published Jan. 18, 2019

Trade war costing more than USMCA benefits, Published Jan. 14, 2019

LaHood urges negotiated solution to steel, aluminum tariffs, Published Dec. 28, 2018

Trade advocates plan to keep the pressure on, Published Dec. 5, 2018

Former AFBF lobbyist encourages farmers to stay focused on trade, Published Nov. 22, 2018

Trade tensions likely to spill into 2019, Published Nov. 8, 2018

U.S. to begin trade talks with Japan, EU, UK, Published Oct. 18, 2018

Ratification of new trade deal far from assured, Published Oct. 2, 2018

U.S. reaches deal with Mexico and Canada:
- AFBF statement
- AFBF talking points
- IFB statement
- IFB talking points
- USTR USMCA fact sheet

New tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, Published Oct. 1, 2018

U.S., Japan to enter trade talks, Published Oct. 1, 2018

New U.S.-Korea trade deal signed, Published Sept. 25, 201

China committed to avoiding U.S. soybeans; prices continue to deteriorate, Published Sept. 19, 2018

Farm Bureau Details Trade, Tariff Impacts on Agriculture
American Farm Bureau Federation, Published Sept. 17, 2018

USDA explains its trade aid payments, Published Sept. 14, 2018

Tariff turmoil in times of abundance, Published Sept. 14, 2018

AFBF’s statement on trade to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s hearing on agricultural trade
American Farm Bureau Federation, Published Sept. 13, 2018

Bustos bill would help open markets, Published Sept. 10, 2018

Guebert reiterates trade concerns during White House meeting, Published Sept. 10, 2018 

Where will it all go?, Published Sept. 1, 2018

IFB events highlight importance of trade, Published: Aug. 31, 2018

Dispatches from the Trade Wars
Farmdoc Daily, Published on: Aug. 29, 2018

Mexico deal a good first step, say ag leaders, Published on: Aug. 28, 2018

The Tariff Conflict and Change in Value of Production of U.S. Field Crops
Farmdoc Daily, Published on Aug. 16, 2018

Farmers prepare for another big crop; demand key to prices, Published on Aug. 6, 2018

Policy analyst: Trade troubles trace back to Trump's third day in office, Published on Aug. 3, 2018

Trade, tariffs subject of Canadian consul visit, Published on Aug. 3, 2018

Trade issues take bite out of meat prices, Published on Aug. 2, 2018

FAS chief encourages patience on trade, Published on Aug. 2, 2018

U of I ag economist: 'No winner' in ongoing trade war, Published on Aug. 1, 2018

Trade Timeline and Corn and Soybean Prices
Farmdoc Daily, Published on July 31, 2018