In today’s volatile international trade environment being churned by a major disease outbreak, tariffs and other factors, the newly signed trade agreements with China, Mexico, Canada and Japan, along with an existing agreement with South Korea, offer some certainty for U.S. farmers according to Sam Funk, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) director of ag analytics and senior economist.
Trade deals create certainty for ag
“What they really bring us is some balance and security,” Funk said last week during an IFBF policy surfacing discussion in West Des Moines. “It’s all about ensuring ourselves market access and protecting the markets that are...
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