A House agriculture subcommittee reviewed agricultural trade Thursday. National Pork Producers Council President-Elect Lori Stevermer, who farms at Easton, Minnesota, testified. “Last year, we exported nearly $7.7 billion worth of pork and about 25 percent of our pork is exported.” Aimpoint Research Vice President of Global Situational Awareness and Chief Economist Gregg Doud said the pace of technology is a challenge in world trade. “My most pressing concern is getting our government and others to approve these technologies so innovations that improve the environment, nutrition and safety of food and be commercialized.” Doud was the chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during the Trump Administration.
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