The focus of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s address to Cattle Industry Convention attendees Friday was trade, specifically the recent meeting between the U.S. and China. Perdue said intellectual property is still being discussed. “I really believe we are entering a phase where both countries want to re-establish and establish an ongoing relationship that’s sustainable and we’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Perdue. “Obviously as growers and producers, we want to sell things. We want customers, but we want customers who operate by the rules.” Perdue cautioned the U.S. to not get overly dependent on moving products to just one country, like China. It’s important to diversify.
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