Despite challenges, experts see a path forward to enhance agricultural trade for the U.S.; and Virginia’s farmers have a stake in the health of that global commerce stream.
U.S. trade officials and agricultural representatives will meet March 10 at the Richmond Marriott for the 12th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade.
Virginia has the materials to build a bridge between its urban and rural districts, and the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee has drawn up a blueprint to get the job done.
An updated trade deal has sharper teeth to help Virginia farmers bite into the North American market.
Japan is prepared to eliminate or reduce tariffs on U.S. food and agricultural products in 2020, as part of a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement.