IARN — The debates are flying all over the place. One day we hear that we need to be patient and China will live up to their purchases of $40 billion in U.S. Ag products. The next day, we are told that there is no way they are going to live up to it. We hear threats from the administration to pull out of the Chinese trade deal. This after 2 years of a depressed farm economy, partially brought on by missing trade deals. One trade adviser says we need trade if we are going to survive this pandemic in the agriculture sector.
Dave Salmonsen is a trade adviser for the American Farm Bureau Federation. He says that exports for agriculture are going to be key if we are to come out of this global pandemic with any chance of recovery.
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