AgriTalk: Is Trump Digging His Heels In?

September 4, 2018 12:11 PM
 
With all the news surrounding NAFTA and President Trump over the weekend, there’s concerns the trilateral agreement could become a bilateral one.

With all the news surrounding NAFTA and President Trump over the weekend, there’s concerns the trilateral agreement could become a bilateral one. Jim Wiesemeyer talks about what it could mean, Brian Grete of Pro Farmer talks about the weather forecast. Tom Sleight, CEO of the U.S. Grains Council talks about the potential pitfalls of losing Canada as an ethanol market, and Tanner Ehmke of CoBank shares how moods were at the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Global Trade Exchange meeting in Kansas City.

Tom Sleight, CEO of the U.S. Grains Council
There’s been a lot of talk that President Trump won’t make concessions with Canada. U.S. Grains Council CEO Tom Sleight is hoping this is part of the negotiation process as Canada is the second largest importer of U.S. ethanol. He shares some of the latest grain export numbers as well as his hope that NAFTA can continue to be a trilateral agreement.

Tanner Ehmke, CoBank
Last week, Tanner Ehmke, manager of the Knowledge Exchange Division at CoBank, attended the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Global Trade Exchange in Kansas City. He heard from the president of China’s biggest soy processing company of how they plan to manage through a prolonged trade war and rely less on US soybeans.

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