In the new trade agreement, Canada has agreed to grade imported wheat with the same standards as its own domestic crop. North Dakota Grain Growers Association Executive Director Dan Wogsland says the current system puts the U.S. at a price disadvantage in the market. “If you’re going to have trade, you want free flow of trade.” U.S. wheat groups emphasize nothing has changed with the grading system yet and the implementation process will be followed closely. While the trade agreement is welcomed, wheat growers don’t think the issue has been fully addressed. “We’re very concerned about the devil being in the details. I don’t think it’s the home run we were looking for,” says Wogsland.
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