U.S. pork exports to China are still very strong, but trade is expected to decline as the Chinese rebuild the country’s swine herd after the devastation of African swine fever. That means that U.S. exporters are going to have to rely more on other markets in coming years.
The U.S. Dairy Export Council is investing big in Southeast Asia as demand for everything from whey to lactose is rising fast and providing new overseas profits for U.S. farmers who are increasingly dependent on exports.
The Philippines, a country the Trump administration is considering for an eventual free trade accord, has reached new agreements with the U.S. to work on improving agricultural trade, according to an announcement today from the office of the U.S. Trade Representative.