Iowa farmers rely on international trade to provide essential demand for ag products. Iowa is the 2nd largest agricultural exporting state in the U.S, shipping $10.3 billion in domestic agricultural exports abroad (USDA, 2017). Our state ranks #1 in corn exports and #2 in soybean exports. In addition, Iowa exports corn and soybean products throughout the world.
Andrew Brandt, U. S. Grains Council's Director of Trade Policy, and Rosalind Leeck, U.S. Soybean Export Council's Executive Director of Market Access & Strategy, will present on the organizations’ work to increase market access, work on trade policy, use checkoff dollars effectively and cooperate with the USDA and United States Trade Representative office. USGC and USSEC work tirelessly on behalf of farmers and it shows!