Opportunities exist to further grow U.S. pork exports in both Japan and China. That’s the assessment of Iowa Pork Producers President Dave Struthers who recently returned from a trade mission to both countries. He says the growing middle class in China and southeast Asia will result in increased demand for pork and additional U.S. sales.
He says the current strength of the U.S. dollar against other currencies presents a challenge in gaining more market share against competing countries in both Japan and China.
Struthers says while it’s critical Congress approve the Trans Pacific Partnership the benefits won’t be felt overnight.
Struthers says the TPP agreement is a major job creator for rural America.