Newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, right, was warmly received at the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces Alliance conference June 5. He and former Quebec premier Jean Charest held a “fireside chat” about the formation of the group, which was designed to bring together governors, premiers, government officials and businesses from six states and six provinces to spur trade and investment between the two regions. |  Ed White photo

Farmers can ‘relax, breathe deeply’

TORONTO — The United States doesn’t see big problems with U.S.-Canada agricultural trade, said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. But there are issues it wants to resolve. “I think there are just a very few issues that we’ll have on the table regarding agricultural issues with Canada, that I believe we can resolve with […] Read more

Bad weather hurt Mexico’s bean crop and now trade frictions with the U.S. have importers on edge.  
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Bean importers nervous as Trump takes on Mexico

Some experts say the tariff threat is prompting Mexico to buy more Canadian beans, but analyst says it is simply due to a shortage

A dry bean trader says Mexican buyers are anxious about a potential supply disruption if verbal sparring with the United States erupts into a full-fledged trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump is contemplating slapping a 20 percent tariff on all Mexican goods crossing the border to pay for a wall he wants to build to […] Read more