Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he took a message to last week’s G20 summit that the United States has issues with geographic indicators being used in a manner that inhibits international trade.
Last week brought news that the administration would allocate $12 billion dollars in assistance to farmers impacted by the current trade dispute, but the plan is thin on details at this point.
National FFA members from across the country are in Washington this week for the first ever State Officer Summit.
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the ag industry should speak up and make sure Class I railroads recognize the sector as an important customer.
Agriculture groups are offering cautious support for USDA’s 12-billion-dollar plan to assist producers who are bearing the brunt of the administration’s multi-nation trade war.
A pair of Department of Agriculture reports show a continuing expansion of available protein as trade disputes make it more difficult to move product to overseas markets.