During a Farm Foundation Forum, Aimpoint Research Chief Economist Gregg Doud said it’s a historic time for U.S. soybean exports. “October was an all-time record for any month in history for U.S. agricultural exports to China and it was all-time record for U.S. agricultural exports to the world.” Doud served as the chief agricultural trade negotiator at the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office during the Trump Administration. During the forum, Doud asked Colorado State University Associate Professor Amanda Countryman what trade issues need to be addressed in the year ahead. The answer is China. “We’re coming to the end of the phase one trade deal so what’s going to happen next? Will there be an advancement of some of the policies that are still left undone?” Countryman said the U.S. also needs to keep an eye on the European Union and its relationship with our trading partners.
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