More work to do on trade

Ken Isley
Ken Isley, administrator of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, says U.S. trade negotiators are working to improve market access for U.S. ag exports to the United Kingdom, European Union and emerging markets in southeast Asia. PHOTO / PEOPLES COMPANY

After inking new deals with several high-profile agricultural trade partners, U.S. negotiators are ready to carry the momentum forward to untapped markets across the globe, the head of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service said last week at the Land Investment Expo sponsored by Peoples Company in Des Moines.

“What a critical, critical time for trade,” said Ken Isley, an Iowa native who was appointed administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service in 2018. “There...

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