Where are the Trade Agreements, Mr. President, AFBF Economists Ask

Without Trade Agreements, U.S. Farmers Will Be Subject to Whims of the Market, Economist Says.

 

By Mike McGinnis, Successful Farming

Agriculture.com - 1/10/2022

 

While everyone seems to be focused on higher crop input costs, the largest group of U.S. farmers wants to know when the Biden administration will work on trade talks.

 

A Tennessee farmer attending today’s session of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF)’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, expressed concerns that the U.S. administration doesn’t have an undersecretary of trade and has yet to confirm an ag negotiator.

 

“What happens if China stops buying as much as they have been? What happens if Mexico bans genetically modified corn (GMO)? What are the projections on prices if these (trade) things happen?” the Tennessee farmer asked a panel of AFBF economists...

 

PRESIDENT BIDEN SPEAKS ...

 

VILSACK ON TRADE ...

 

CHINA’S PURCHASES ...

 

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