There are concerns in farm country with the ongoing trade negotiations, which was made clear during a roundtable discussion with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Valley City farmer and American Soybean Association Director Monte Peterson says exports need to remain strong. “Of course, that comes along with finalizing trade agreements. We have some concern when we’re working on multiple trade agreements at once.” Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association President Dan Younggren says the future of farming is also important. “My 23-year-old son is coming back to farm. However, for him to be as successful as I am, he needs seven more farm bills to happen.”
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