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Reopened Chinese market gives U.S. beef farmers opportunity to increase exports

Reopened Chinese market gives U.S. beef farmers opportunity to increase exports
U.S. cattle farmers can now export beef to China, which has opened up a previously closed market.



Soybeans led Virginia’s Top 12 farm and forest exports in 2016

Soybeans led Virginia’s Top 12 farm and forest exports in 2016
Overseas demand for soybeans is strong, and the popular legume was the top Virginia farm and forest export in 2016.



Farmers nationwide encouraging Congress to approve TPP this fall

Farmers nationwide encouraging Congress to approve TPP this fall
State and county Farm Bureau leaders are urging Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement this fall.



Annual agricultural trade conference will showcase successes, challenges

Annual agricultural trade conference will showcase successes, challenges
The ninth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade is set for March 6-7 in Richmond, and agricultural leaders are calling it a timely opportunity to highlight the value of farm and forest exports to the state and national economies.



NAFTA trading partners recount gains since 1994

NAFTA trading partners recount gains since 1994
Agriculture officials from the Canadian and Mexican embassies detailed benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement for their countries’ respective industries at the ninth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade.



International offices, trade missions lead to increased agricultural exports

International offices, trade missions lead to increased agricultural exports
Virginia’s proactive approach to international trade has landed the state $4.5 million in new export sales of soybean products to Southeast Asian markets.



Trade agreement to foster opportunities between Virginia and Cuba ports

The Virginia Port Authority earlier this year signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cuban National Port Authority to evaluate commercial opportunities between the Port of Virginia and Cuba’s newly opened Port of Mariel Special Development Project.



Trade speakers touched on factors that can enhance, block exports

Speakers at the eighth annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade highlighted agreements that could boost agriculture and forestry exports and animal health issues that can hinder them.



Virginia’s 2015 agricultural exports valued at $3.19 billion

Farm and forestry exports from Virginia in 2015 were valued at $3.19 billion, 4.7 percent less than in 2014.



New funding to broaden state’s network for farm and forestry exports

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Aug. 2 that Virginia will invest $850,000 over the biennial budget to expand its international trade initiatives promoting Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products.



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