Farm Foundation Workshop to Focus on Free Trade

John Davis

Free trade agreements between the United States and South Korea, Colombia and Panama could mean big growth for U.S. animal products. To help you better understand implications of these agreements, our friends at Farm Foundation are hosting a two-day workshop, Sept. 27-28, 2012, entitled “Emerging Issues in Global Animal Product Trade: Assessing the Effects of Free Trade Agreements on Global Meat, Poultry and Dairy Trade,” at the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) office in Washington, D.C.

“By eliminating trade barriers, free trade agreements are changing the landscape of the animal products import and export market,” says Sheldon Jones, vice president of Farm Foundation, NFP. “This workshop will highlight ongoing research to examine potential challenges and opportunities for trade in animal products, as well as to identify issues where more information is needed.”

The free workshop brings together experts from the government, private industry and several agriculture groups. More information and registration (space is limited) are available through this Farm Foundation website.

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