Tom Sleight, president and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council, remains hopeful for opportunities to tweak the North American Free Trade Agreement and expand markets for U.S. grain products once the Trump administration gets its full trade team in place.
Source: USDA news release The United States exported $135 billion worth of agricultural goods in 2016. This is down from a record of $150 billion in 2014. While the Nation exports agricultural goods to most countries worldwide, a significant share goes to major trading partners. In 2016, 61 percent of[…]
“In the early years, most of our effort was really geared toward grower traits — yield, degree of netting, size, shape, maturity. That was really where the early genetic improvement was being made,” says melon breeder Bill Copes, in the demonstration garden of the international seed company HM Clause in[…]