Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


USDA Undersecretary Ted McKinney is Upbeat on Completing USMCA and Reaching the Phase One Deal with China

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 04:07:54 CDT

USDA Undersecretary Ted McKinney is Upbeat on Completing USMCA and Reaching the Phase One Deal with China Ted McKinney, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agriculture Affairs, spoke on Friday in Lucas Oil Stadium to the 2019 National FFA Convention- offering greetings from USDA on behalf of US Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue, who was unable to attend the 2019 Convention.


After his remarks, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays caught up with McKinney backstage- and they talked the key trade issues impacting US farmers and ranchers. McKiney shared that he is very hopeful that a vote to ratify the USMCA will happen this calendar year. He worries that the official transmission of the new trade deal has not yet been sent to Congress- and that could still be a roadblock. Still, he remains optimistic that Trade Ambassdor Lighthizer and the House Democrats will come to a solution which will result in a vote.


McKinney also talked about the deal with Japan and the ongoing discussions with China that are headed toward a Phase One Agreeement. He tells Hays that in the case of Japan, only a vote by the Japanese Diet, their legislative body, stands in the way of the deal being final- he fully expects tha to be done in the near future.


On China- he looks forward to the deal bringing more ag sales back to the United States- but he adds that the deal will be a net positive on some of the structural issues that the Chinese have long used to manipulate trade with not just the US- but with many of their other trade partners too.


You can listen to Hays and Undersecretary McKinney by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.



   
   


Ron Hays talks with Ted McKinney of USDA at the 2019 National FFA Convention
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Food Innovations Unveiled During OSU Product Development Competition  Sat, 16 Nov 2019 21:24:36 CST
  • Friday November 15, 2019 Market Analysis with Justin Lewis of KIS Futures  Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:00:57 CST
  • USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Talks Latest MFP Payments at 2019 NAFB Convention  Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:55:51 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019  Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:24:42 CST
  • Promoting Growth and Grade Robbi Pritchard Talks Implant Dos and Don'ts  Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:20:29 CST
  • USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program  Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:06:58 CST
  • Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Selects Robyn Peterson of the Noble Research Institute as President  Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:57:27 CST
  • Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame Joins Forces with Cattle Industry Convention for Second Year  Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:47:34 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.