U.S. Soybean Farmers Rely on Trade for Economic Stability

Jason Hafemeister, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade & Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), speaks about the importance of bringing greater trade opportunities to U.S. farmers through broadening and improving its customer base.

The USDA identifies key markets and customers, and then opens those markets for U.S. agricultural products, including U.S. Soy. A substantial part of U.S. farm and rural income, says Hafemeister, comes from foreign markets.

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USSEC Staff Writer
USSEC Staff Writer

Staff Writer

U.S. Soybean Export Council

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