Scouts along the Western Leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour are ‘on the homestretch’ as they make their way to Rochester, Minnesota.
However, Southwest Iowa answered some one question for scouts on tour.
Pork producers received fantastic news that the United States and Japan will begin trade talks soon. Japan is the U.S. pork industry’s No. 1 value market, importing in 2017 more than $1.6 billion of U.S. pork.
The U.S. needs to make moving toward a trade pact with Japan an “extraordinary” priority. That’s according to Gregg Doud, the chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Japan might increase the amount of agriculture trade conducted with the U.S. through potential trade deal that was announced by President Trump following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
It is extremely important for rapid progress to be made in these negotiations if U.S. beef and pork are to remain competitive in the largest value destination for U.S. red meat, says Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) president and CEO.
Jules Pretty will discuss sustainable intensification of agriculture systems and how it offers synergistic opportunities for the co-production of agricultural outcomes, at the Agronomy and Crop Societies annual meeting.
Pigs in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan may have been infected with classical swine fever, also known as hog cholera, through leftover food scraps, experts commissioned by the agricultural ministry in Japan said.