Representatives from the Embassy of Mexico will examine challenges and highlight opportunities in U.S.-Mexico agricultural trade June 14 at the Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit in Ankeny.

Mexico is the United States’ second-largest agricultural export market. In 2022, U.S. agricultural and related product exports to Mexico reached $28.4 billion, according to the International Trade Administration. U.S.-origin products accounted for about 70% of Mexico´s total food and agricultural food and agricultural imports in 2022.

Luis Martinez Senties has been counselor for agricultural affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington since 2014, where he provides technical support on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and maintains outreach with members of U.S. Congress and domestic and foreign farm trade stakeholders.

Agricultural Advisor Brenda Martinez Vergara works alongside Senties at the embassy, specializing in Mexico-U.S. agricultural trade policy, including market access, supply chain development, barriers to trade, and food safety and security.

Dr. Austan Goolsbee, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, headlines the Economic Summit with a “fireside chat” with Iowa Farm Bureau President Brent Johnson, providing valuable insight into the U.S. macroeconomy. The summit will also feature Fulcrum Macro economist and founder Frank Kelly; expert panels on the meat supply chain and ag lending/real estate; and University of Minnesota grain marketing economist Ed Usset.

Registration for the conference is $40 for Iowa Farm Bureau members and $200 for nonmembers. To see the full agenda and to register, visit Registrations are due May 31.