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NPPC President Sees Many Trade Opportunities Ahead

 

Late last week, USDA released its outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade and is projecting fiscal year 2013 ag exports will reach $ 140 billion. That would be a new record. National Pork Producers Council President Randy Spronk says there’s a lot of opportunities on trade going forward.

Spronk says because there are so many vital trade programs involved in USDA’s budget, passage of a full five year farm bill becomes even more important as the September 30 deadline looms.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says that trade promotion programs return 35 dollars in economic benefits for every dollar invested.

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