Reassurances on trade strategies

Reassurances on trade strategies
regg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator for U.S. Trade Representative, makes a point to Gov. Kim Reynolds during a round table discussion at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

Despite the current turbulence in international agricultural trade, the Trump administration’s work to hammer out better trade deals with China, Mexico, Canada and other key importers will solidify export demand over the long-term and improve farmers’ global market access, a Trump administration official said last week during a visit to Iowa.

Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said he understands and appreciates that farmers are very apprehensive now about the future of trade with China, Mexico and other prime markets. “But we want to get this right for the long term,” he said.

Doud, who grew up on a farm in Kansas, held a roundtable...

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