Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm Programming Radio Oklahoma Network  |  7401 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111  |  (405) 841-3675  |  Fax: (405) 841-3674


Agricultural News

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Meets with Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture

Mon, 20 May 2013 09:52:09 CDT

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Meets with Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement following his meeting with Mexico’s new Secretary of Agriculture, Enrique Martínez y Martínez:

“I am pleased by the productive exchange with Secretary Martínez where we discussed and recognized the strong bilateral agricultural trade between our two countries. Mexico is an important strategic ally and critical economic partner to the United States, and our third-largest export market for U.S. agricultural products. Bilateral agricultural trade between our countries is at record levels and has more than quadrupled since NAFTA’s implementation nearly 20 years ago. Secretary Martínez and I expressed a common desire to build on this strong foundation and promote greater market access for our agricultural products.

"In our wide-ranging discussions, Secretary Martínez and I committed to reenergize and revitalize the U.S.-Mexico Consultative Committee on Agriculture, a forum that will enable us to address bilateral trade issues and continue to identify opportunities for cooperation. We also discussed market access for many agricultural products, including U.S. beef, potatoes, and produce, and received assurances that Mexico continues to progress in their regulatory processes to meet our request. I indicated the United States would like to continue our collaboration on both biotechnology and organic agriculture as they continue to be important trade priorities of the Obama Administration and USDA.

“During President Obama’s visit here earlier this month, he and President Peña Nieto agreed to establish a U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED), promoting mutual economic growth, job creation, and global competitiveness. Secretary Martínez and I support this dialogue since it recognizes the integrated nature of our two economies and underscores our shared interest in revitalizing the rural economies of our respective countries.”



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:12:28 CDT
  • Wednesday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:08:33 CDT
  • Wednesday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:02:28 CDT
  • USDA Resurrects Unpopular GIPSA Rules, NCBA Seeks to Put Them Back in the Ground for Good  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:59:25 CDT
  • American Farmers & Ranchers Insurance Agents Work to Help Local Schools Meet Students' Needs  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:54:27 CDT
  • Noble Foundation Hosts Field Trials to Demonstrate Newly Developed Forage Varieties  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:46:18 CDT
  • New Industry Award Will Recognize and Encourage Next Generation of American Pig Farmers  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:15:30 CDT
  • Wednesday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:12:39 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Genetics Inc. Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2016 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup

    WebReady powered by WireReady® NSI