Dr. Stephanie Mercier and Kasey Bryant Bamberger discuss the importance of having both public and private sector agricultural research flourish in the U.S. and the benefits farmers will see on their operation.
Ryan LeGrand serves as the President and CEO for the U.S. Grains Council and in this opinion piece he discusses the importance of developing partnerships to create strong agriculture markets in the future.
Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public Land-Grant Universities, talks how foreign aid to low-income countries not only gives their economy a boost but gives the United States' economy a boost as well.
Much attention has been focused of late on the implications for Latin America of the US-China trade war, including in the agricultural sector, where Brazil has seemingly benefitted from growing demand for its abundant soy. Recent tariffs have pushed China to intensify trading with Latin America, contributing to the expectation that Brazil will become the leading soybean exporter for 2019-20, a distinction previously held by the US.
There has been a lot of discussion lately about borders and what to do with them. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a paper recently that provides one of the best suggestions I’ve heard yet--invest in making borders more efficient.