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. 

U.S. and China sign Phase One trade accord

The NGFA issued a statement on the signing of the 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.

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

The biggest immediate priority for the NGFA and many other food and agricultural organizations is to engage quickly and constructively with the new Trump administration on the path forward on trade. 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

ap-mapAsia-Pacific Region

While the U.S. has formally withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Asia Pacific region remains the world’s largest, rapidly growing market for food and agriculture products.

Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership currently account for up to 42 percent of all U.S. agricultural exports, totaling $63 billion. NGFA will work with the new administration to advance U.S. interests in this vital region so that our producers do not fall behind our competitors.

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






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