Market barriers continue to stifle trade growth


Agriculture exports are showing signs of recovery following the completion of several trade deals last year, but there are still barriers that are limiting U.S. shipments, Iowa and national farm leaders said during a virtual town hall last week.

“We’re thankful to have USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement) in force and Phase 1 deals with Japan and China,” southwest Iowa farmer Kevin Ross, who serves as president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), said on the AgTalks virtual town hall. “But we have lost...

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