Former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad served as the U.S. Ambassador to China during the Trump Administration. Speaking at this past week’s export summit in Sioux Falls, Branstad highlighted the challenges and opportunities for trade with China. “Their system is very different than us, they are a communist, totalitarian country,” Branstad told RRFN. “They don’t have the same values we have, but they also have the need for safe, quality food and we’ve got a good reputation for that.” While the U.S. and China may have other differences, Branstad said agriculture trade can a bright spot in the relationship.
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