The U.S. House of Representatives ranking GOP members continue to target Beijing’s influence on the U.S. in policy moves leading up to November’s election. The issue of China’s involvement or control of certain industries has also been a concern of rural Democrats, particularly regarding U.S. farmland and the food supply chain. An upcoming hearing on the issue will debate whether intervention from the U.S. would cause too much fallout within the agriculture sector.

Meanwhile, Mexico threatens to challenge USDA’s recent “Product of USA” labeling rule. Both Mexico and Canada have voiced concerns that the rule violates agreement terms under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The trade tension comes ahead of a mandatory six-year review.

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