Local

NPPC Trade Official Says China Meeting Important For US Agriculture

NPPC Trade Official Says China Meeting Important For US Agriculture

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman,  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Commerce Secretary Penney Pritzker are in China this week. National Pork Producer Council’s Vice President and International Trade Counsel Nick Giordano says it’s important they be at the Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade meeting in Beijing to represent U.S. agricultural interests.

Giordano says the meeting is an opportunity to talk about any potential or current trade barriers and to discuss what is working and what they want to see in the future.

Topics that are expected to come up include market access, intellectual property rights and removal of regulatory trade barriers.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Yankton City Commissioner Resigns

brooke blaalid 72815

Yankton City Commissioner Brooke Blaalid announced her resignation, effective next month.

in Agriculture

NW Iowa Crops Better than Last Year, But a Record?

corn field

Crop conditions showed an improvement in the western corn belt last week with weekend rains. Iowa’s soybean crop is rated…

in Agriculture

House Ag Committee Looks at Dodd Frank

Capitol 2014 3

Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Dodd Frank Legislation assessing the progress…

in Agriculture

U.S. Wants Canada to Drop Dairy Tariffs to be in TPP

CA Flag

Senate Finance Committee leaders told Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer, their support for a comprehensive Trans Pacific Partnership deal hinges on…

in Agriculture

Mixed Opinions on a Record Crop in SD

soybeans 1

South Dakota has an excellent corn and soybean crop on tap but some agronomists are skeptical production will top last…