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Trade Agreement Planning; Sustainable Sustainability

Trade Agreement Planning The Biden Administration has made clear that it is not planning any immediate efforts on negotiating trade agreements but that does not mean others are not thinking about it. One of the easiest might be an FTA with the UK, especially after UK Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss characterized most of the negotiations as already completed. However, that would only be a baby step in terms of economic impact. U.S. aggies would like the Administration to reengage with the CPTPP, but if an FTA with the UK is a baby step, joining CPTPP could be a leap too far for a government focused intently on domestic matters.  Still a third approach recommended by some is the pursuit of sectoral agreements...

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Communicating importance of value-added products

Facing increasing pressure to quantify the value of export promotion efforts to investors, a U.S. industry organization retained WPI to develop a quantitative model that better communicated the importance of exports. The resulting model concluded that value-added meat exports contributed $0.45 cents per bushel to the price of corn, increasing support for that sector’s financial support of WPI’s client. In addition to serving the red meat industry with this type of analysis, WPI has generated similar deliverables for the U.S. soybean and poultry/egg industries.

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