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Trade conference highlights winter of discontent, hope for spring

Trade conference highlights winter of discontent, hope for spring
Speakers’ remarks evoked a mix of hope and frustration at the 11th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade. The event was held March 5 in Richmond and drew more than 300 participants, including representatives from 15 foreign embassies.



Extended trade talks leave soybeans in storage, growers in limbo

Extended trade talks leave soybeans in storage, growers in limbo
Virginia soybean growers already expect the 2018-2019 marketing season to be a bust. And as trade talks between China and the U.S. extend into spring, they’re worried that next year’s exports sales will slump as well.



New trade agreement to help Virginia farmers

New trade agreement to help Virginia farmers
On Nov. 30 the revision of a 24-year-old pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, or USMCA, was agreed upon by the three countries.



Farm Bureau gives agricultural trade outlook for 2019

Farm Bureau gives agricultural trade outlook for 2019
Relations between the U.S. and some of its trading partners have left farmers and others keeping a closer eye on the global marketplace over the past year.



Conference on agricultural trade to be held March 5

Conference on agricultural trade to be held March 5
Registration is open for the 11th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade, which will be held March 5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.



Agricultural trade conference to feature trade ministers, Va. update

Agricultural trade conference to feature trade ministers, Va. update
Ministers from U.S. trade partners and representatives of domestic commodity organizations are among speakers at the 11th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade. The event will be held March 5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.



September 13, 2018 Merchandiser Minute

An update on current market trends and news from Robert Harper of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division




September 28, 2018 Merchandiser Minute

An update on current market trends and news from Robert Harper of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Grain Division




New trade treaty seen as friendly to Va. farmers

New trade treaty seen as friendly to Va. farmers
There are plenty of positive improvements for Virginia farmers in the new North American Free Trade Agreement announced Oct. 2.



Port is major player in moving farm and forestry products into the world

Port is major player in moving farm and forestry products into the world

The Port of Virginia helps move billions of dollars worth of agriculture and forestry products around the globe each year.




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