Trade important to farmers

The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin departs from the Port of Seattle. A Purdue University professor says U.S. agriculture stands to lose or gain billions of trade dollars, depending on which direction the administration’s policy swings.

U.S. trade policies remain in a state of flux with the Trump administration, and billions of dollars hang in the balance for agriculture.

“U.S. ag is at a crossroads,” Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, said Monday during the audiocast of the Farm Foundation’s forum on trade.

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