Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky says it remains to be seen if China will re-engage in a meaningful way in future trade discussions. Censky says the long-term goal is for China to be a fair trader. “We still want China to be a good customer and we want to be a reliable supplier, but we also want the Chinese government to play by the rules.” USDA”s trade assistance package is in place to help farmers mitigate the trade challenges. Censky says the second and third payments depend on the trade situation. “If farmers are still facing trade retaliation, we’ll be proceeding with the second tranche,” says Censky. “I think all of us are hopeful China will come to the table in a meaningful way.” Listen to the interview.