Exports play a significant role in the condition of Iowa’s agricultural economy. Most of the major commodities are dependent on demand that includes a strong export component. This is due to the fact that Iowa produces many crops and livestock products which the U.S. regularly supplies more of than it consumes or stores in a normal year. Soybeans and pork represent Iowa as leading export commodities.

To see an IFBF summary of some recent trade indicators and impacts for commodities important to Iowa, including graphs, click here.

The U.S. Soybean Export Council and U.S. Meat Export Federation are two export promoting organizations IFBF works with to build important markets for our members.  The Iowa Economic Development Authority is hosting the CEOs of these two groups to provide insights on the progress and strategies being implemented to enhance U.S. trade in key agricultural goods with China.  You have the opportunity to join in this informative online event.

China Phase 1:  Realizations & New Crop Outlook

September 16, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10 AM CDT

In February, the Economic and Trade Agreement between the U.S. and China went into effect. With China’s agreement to dramatically expand its purchases of US agricultural products, there are areas of early positivity as well as concerns over the pace of exports as we begin progress on the fall harvest and look for meat exports to rise. 

Join the Iowa Economic Development Authority as we host an important webinar with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, U.S. Meat Export Federation CEO Dan Halstrom and U.S. Soybean Export Council CEO Jim Sutter.  You’ll hear first-hand updates regarding the latest on ag policy, as well as meat and soy trade for this vital market.  

Details and registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3873962503617154316