Southern Crop

Southern Crop

The Soy Sauce Shock and the TPP Withdrawal

The average age of the American farmer being 58, many readers of this blog were around for, even if they don’t remember, a 34-year-old incident that severely undermined Japanese confidence in the U.S. as a supplier of agricultural products.

 

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