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Governor to discuss ag exports’ importance at conference

Governor to discuss ag exports’ importance at conference
Gov. Ralph Northam will discuss Virginia agriculture’s and forestry’s $2.77 billion in exports when he co-hosts the 10th Annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade March 5.



Tenth annual ag trade conference set for March

Tenth annual ag trade conference set for March
The 10th annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade is planned for March 5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.



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.



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.



Farm Bureau says modernized NAFTA must work for U.S. agriculture

Farm Bureau says modernized NAFTA must work for U.S. agriculture
North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for U.S. agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from Nebraska, told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade recently.



NAFTA exports are rising; so are ag community’s concerns

NAFTA exports are rising; so are ag community’s concerns
As talk of revisions to the North American Free Trade Agreement continue, concern from the U.S. agricultural community over a potential NAFTA withdrawal has intensified.



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.



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