Trade is critical to U.S agriculture. Jason Hafemeister says it is important for the U.S. to be a reliable supplier of a reliable, consistent crop at competitive prices. Because a substantial part of U.S. farm and rural income comes from foreign markets, events such as the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange help to build personal relationships between international buyers and U.S. sellers. [Recorded August 2017]
Jen Del Carmen works as a communications consultant with the U.S. Soybean Export Council.