The Red River Farm Network caught up with Nick Revier of SESVanderHave to get an update on the sugarbeet crop in North Dakota and Minnesota.
WASHINGTON—America’s sugar farmers and producers today informed the Department of Commerce (DOC) that they support the agreement to bring Mexico’s subsidized sugar industry into compliance with U.S. trade laws. The pledge was made after DOC tightened the agreement.
We're Better Together — National Association of Wheat Growers President Gordon Stoner was one of a half-dozen farm organization leaders who were part of a panel discussion at the American Sugarbeet Growers Association annual meeting. Stoner said the farm groups all agree on the need to stick together. The Red River Farm Network asked Stoner if he thinks the Farm Bill will be a heavy lift. “There are budget challenges. We have continuing attacks on crop insurance. The groups that are determined to tear the Farm Bill apart, separate it from nutrition; it is an avenue to try and defeat it."
Trade Agreements in Spotlight at ASGA Meeting — President Trump’s focus on renegotiating trade agreements is getting attention at this week’s American Sugarbeet Growers Association annual meeting. Executive Vice President Luther Markwart says it is unclear how NAFTA would be renegotiated.
"I know he is anxious to do it, but, since we haven’t done one of these renegotiations before, there’s not much precedent for it. We’re going to have to wait and see how it plays a little bit and not speculate too early in the process.” Markwart says sugar will always be part of any trade negotiation.