(UPDATED, 2:14 p.m.) With talks to modernize NAFTA apparently nearly finished, some Mexican trade sources are saying the U.S. has discarded its demand for a new trade protection tool for U.S. specialty crop growers.
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The fate of the proposed seasonal trade protection of perishable products remains cloudy as the U.S., Canada and Mexico prepare to enter the seventh round of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement.
(UPDATED, Nov. 9) With the next round of NAFTA negotiations set to start in Mexico City Nov. 17, House Agriculture leaders convened a discussion that stressed the importance of the trade agreement to farmers.
Carbonella Desarbo Inc., New Haven, Conn., posted a $100,000 surety bond to employ David Makas, who was previously named in a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act action, according to a news release.