Overview: NGFA is focused on expanding markets.

The NGFA supports a proactive U.S. trade agenda focused on expanding market access and fostering the use of science-based health and safety rules to create additional market opportunities for U.S. grains, oilseeds and value-added exports. 


The NGFA issued this statement on the signing of the U.S.-China "Phase One" trade agreement with China. NGFA Chairman Eric Wilkey, president of Arizona Grain Inc., Casa Grande, Ariz., was among agricultural industry leaders attending the signing ceremony at the White House on Jan. 15. View the full Phase One agreement.  

View USTR Fact Sheets, including those summarizing agricultural provisions.

Read more details about important aspects of the agreement written by NGFA Vice President of Economics and Government Relations Max Fisher:


U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would bring about several significant advancements in facilitating the trade of grains, oilseeds and their derived products in the North American marketplace. Click here for a one-page summary of NGFA's USMCA priorities

WATCH: American Agricultural Trade Needs USMCA


Asia-Pacific Region

Thee Asia Pacific region remains the world’s largest, rapidly growing market for food and agriculture products. NGFA will work with the Trump administration to advance U.S. interests in this vital region so that our producers do not fall behind our competitors in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Click here for a one-page summary of NGFA's priorities for a trade deal with Japan. 



With the upcoming exit of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union, the NGFA will be advising USTR on elements to include in a potential trade agreement with the UK, including incorporating the more science- and risk-based approaches contained in USMCA and the U.S.-China Phase One agreement.




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