China has offered to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the U.S., in a move that would reconfigure the relationship between the world’s two largest economies, according to officials familiar with the negotiations. Bloomberg reports that by increasing … Read More

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress Wednesday that the Trump Administration intends to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom. “We will continue to expand U.S. trade and investment by negotiating trade agreements with Japan, the EU and the United Kingdom. We … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) issued the following statement upon the announcement of a trade deal with Mexico and Canada to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

“Trade is vitally important to cattle producers who, on average, … Read More

The United States, Canada and Mexico have reached an agreement on the renegotiated NAFTA, now formally known as the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), to benefit American farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. In a statement released by TSCRA President Robert McKnight, Jr, cattle producers applaud the agreement. “Trade is vitally important … Read More

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson held a roundtable with USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud and USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney to discuss the administration’s agricultural trade agenda. Read more…

Count leather as the latest victim of the escalating U.S.-China trade war. Tariffs against American cattle hides were included in Tuesday’s $60 billion hit list as China struck back against the Trump administration. The duties come at a time when prices for hides, a proxy for finished leather, had already been tumbling thanks … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — Richard Thorpe, president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) issued the following statement following the United States Senate’s confirmation of Gregg Doud as Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The confirmation comes as the seventh round of NAFTA talks … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer yesterday announced his key objectives for renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which include maintaining duty-free agricultural trade. Richard Thorpe, president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement in response to … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — In response to an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that USDA is banning the importation of fresh Brazilian beef, Richard Thorpe, president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement:

“The United States is home to the safest beef supply on … Read More